March 5, 1989 |
The United States and the Soviet Union have agreed to increases in their embassy staffs, reversing a cutback forced by the Reagan Administration after reporter Nicholas Daniloff was accused in Moscow of spying. Charles Redman, the State Department spokesman, said Friday that 18 positions were added last month to both the U.S. Embassy in the Soviet capital and to the Soviet Embassy here, along with two additional slots at the U.S. and Soviet consulates in Leningrad and San Francisco. On Aug.
June 17, 1987 |
The House voted Tuesday to bar the Soviet Union from using its new embassy in Washington until the United States is assured of adequate security at its new embassy in Moscow. The amendment, added to the State Department authorization bill on a 414-0 vote, calls also for stepped-up efforts to improve security at diplomatic posts abroad. U.S. officials have determined that the nearly completed embassy in Moscow is riddled with Soviet spy devices.
January 12, 1987
The Soviet Consulate in San Francisco held a reception for 17 students of Sacramento's C. K. McClatchy High School who had written a plea for peace to President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The students dined on a buffet of piroshki, caviar, salami, chocolate and tea.
October 10, 1987 |
Congressional restrictions on the State Department budget will force the department to abandon programs, close some embassies and consulates around the world and lay off about 8% of its staff, leaving the agency without "the resources to do our job," department spokesman Charles Redman said Friday. Redman said not all details of the cuts have been decided but they will fall heavily on personnel reductions because "the great bulk of our expenditures (is for) salaries and expenses for people."
May 16, 1987 |
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Friday that would bar the Soviet Union from occupying its new Washington embassy or using the facility's electronic communication and surveillance equipment until Secretary of State George P. Shultz certifies completion of a "secure and suitable" U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The provision was contained in a $2.12-billion authorization bill for State Department spending for fiscal 1988, which begins Oct. 1.