Russian Spy: Theresa May Blames Moscow For Attack – chemicals come from Russia and highly likely
Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia, Theresa May has told MPs.
The PM said it was highly likely Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack.
The Foreign Office summoned Russia’s ambassador to provide an explanation.
Mrs May said if no credible response by the end of Tuesday, the UK would conclude an “unlawful use of force” by Moscow.
The chemical used in the attack has been identified as one of a group of nerve agents known as Novichok.
Mrs May said the UK must stand ready to take much more extensive measures. These would be set out in the Commons on Wednesday should there be no adequate explanation from Russia.
Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia found slumped on a bench in Salisbury. It happened Sunday March 4. Both remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
The White House has offered its support. Described the issue as an outrage. It said: US stands by our closest ally and the special relationship we have.
Nato also backed the UK: the use of a nerve agent was horrendous and completely unacceptable. Mrs May called President Macron of France to brief him on possible next steps.
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— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) March 13, 2018
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