The U.S. Senate has proposed to deny visas accused of spying persons

Us senators introduced a bill providing for the denial of visas to persons deported from the United States for charges of espionage, reported the office of Senator Marco Rubio.

The bill is called "protect America from spies," was introduced by Rubio and other Republican senators - Ted Cruz, Tom Tillis and Kelly Loeffler. The document aims to allow the state Department to deny visas to persons who, according to Washington, engaged in acts of espionage or intellectual property theft against the United States.

In a statement on the website of the Senator's office says that, under current U.S. law, "the deported spies the Communist party of China has the opportunity to immediately re-apply for a visa".

It is noted that if necessary, the Department will be able to abandon these limitations and provide a visa - for example, to implement U.S. obligations under the Agreement on the headquarters of the United Nations.

USA 21 July demanded that China close its Consulate General in Houston. The Chinese foreign Ministry called the decision a political provocation and said that it would take retaliatory action. The official U.S. state Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said that Washington ordered to close the Consulate General of China in Houston, in order to ensure protection of intellectual property and personal information of Americans.

The Chinese foreign Ministry, on 24 July, demanded that the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, Sichuan province, ceased operations. The foreign Ministry called the demands of the PRC on the closure of the us diplomatic mission in Chengdu legitimate and necessary response. The responsibility for the situation in Beijing is fully laid on Washington.