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Russia Demands U.S. Return Properties After Talks End Without a Deal

  • Russia reserves ‘right to retaliate,’ Foreign Ministry says
  • State Department says ‘more work needs to be done’ after talks
Tourists walk by The Kremlin in Moscow.

Tourists walk by The Kremlin in Moscow.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Russia stepped up pressure on the U.S. to return seized diplomatic compounds after talks ended without a deal, in a dispute that’s become a test of whether Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin can convert the personal rapport of their initial meeting into improved relations.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it “reserves the right to retaliate based on the principle of reciprocity” in a statement Tuesday, after U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov failed to break the deadlock at the talks in Washington.