Kremlin Says US Spy Incident Will Not Benefit Relations

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Reuters
An attempt by a U.S. diplomat to recruit a Russian agent for the Central Intelligence Agency is an impediment to efforts to improve U.S.-Russian relations, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Wednesday.

An attempt by a U.S. diplomat to recruit a Russian agent for the Central Intelligence Agency is an impediment to efforts to improve U.S.-Russian relations, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Wednesday.

In the first Kremlin comment on the detention and expulsion of the diplomat, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Itar-Tass news agency that the incident was regretful. But he did not threaten any further action over the incident.