UK readies response to Russia after spy deadline passes - News Summed Up

UK readies response to Russia after spy deadline passes


Britain’s prime minister was chairing a meeting of the country’s national security council Wednesday after Moscow ignored a midnight deadline to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used against a former spy in England. Theresa May is set to announce a range of economic and diplomatic measures against Russia in response to the assault on Sergei and Yulia Skripal. May said Monday that Russia is “highly likely” to blame, and that Moscow faced “extensive” retaliation if it could not explain how the nerve agent came to be used. Moscow said it would not comply with Britain’s demands unless the government provides samples of the poison collected by investigators. May’s office says President Donald Trump told the prime minister the US was “with the UK all the way.”


Source: Egypt Independent March 14, 2018 10:41 UTC



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