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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has issued a new warning to the United States that it might expel U.S. diplomats or shut down its property in Russia if its diplomatic compounds in the U.S. are not reopened.

In response to reports of Russian meddling in the presidential election, the outgoing Obama administration last year expelled 35 Russian officials from the U.S. and shut down two Russian estates in the U.S. that President Barack Obama said were being used for spy operations.

The United States and Russia on Monday resumed high-level talks aimed at resolving irritants between Washington and Moscow.

In its readout of the meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the situation remains unresolved and that Moscow "reserves the right to reciprocal measures" if the Russian property is not returned.

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