Russia condemns 'illegal' seizure of property in US and wars they may retaliate
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow, on December 18, 2014 (AFP Photo/Alexander Nemenov)

Moscow protested to Washington over what it called an illegal seizure of its consulate general in San Francisco, saying it reserved the right to retaliate against U.S. diplomatic property in Russia.

"Despite our warnings, the U.S. authorities did not listen to reason and did not give up their illegal intentions," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by John Stonestreet)