Before NATO, a total of 24 countries chose to expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Britain, following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in that country.
"I have withdrawn the accreditation of seven staff at Russia's Mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and I will deny the accreditation request for three others", Stoltenberg said in a press conference at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Belgium.
The White House said that President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the leaders "expressed support" for the expulsions and "praised" the announcement by others who have followed suit.
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In coordinated announcements of expulsions on Monday, fourteen European Union states including Germany, France, the Netharlands, Italy and Poland are expelling Russian diplomats in a response to the nerve agent attack on a former spy in the English city of Salisbury. Moscow has fiercely denied the charge and has pointed the finger at British intelligence.
All in all, on Monday, about 100 Russian diplomats were expelled from 16 European countries, as well as US, Canada and Australia.
Dublin said it will expel one Russian diplomat, while Chisinau announced it had asked three diplomats to leave the country.
It responded to Britain's expulsions with its own, and the closure of the British Council cultural organisation - and on Tuesday promised it would hit back against the coordinated moves.
Speaking on a trip to Uzbekistan, Lavrov said the USA has applied "colossal pressure, colossal blackmail, which have become Washington's main instrument on the global arena".