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Russians accuse Johnson of trying to sabotage US relations


Russian diplomats have contrasted Boris Johnson’ actions with those of Margaret Thatcher, who they say sought to mend relations Getty ImagesRussia’s embassy in London accused Boris Johnson today of trying to sabotage a reconciliation with the West in an escalating war of words with Britain. The country’s diplomats said the foreign secretary was pursuing the “opposite objective” to that of Margaret Thatcher when she sought to “mend relations” between Moscow and Washington. The embassy’s latest online outburst follows a lengthy post on its official website claiming that Britain was preparing an “official witch-hunt” against President Putin’s regime. The 800-word statement criticised Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, after Mr Johnson told MPs that the Kremlin was “up to all sorts of very dirty tricks”. Speaking after prime minister’s questions, Theresa May’s spokeswoman refused to comment on reports that a former MI6 agent had…


Source: The Times January 11, 2017 17:07 UTC


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