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May Points Finger at Kremlin After U.K. Neurotoxin Attack

The UK prime minister told the House of Commons that it was "highly likely" that Russia was behind the attack.

By NTK Staff | 03.12.2018 @1:38pm

Following a neurotoxin attack against a Russian dissident, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May all but identified the Russian government as the culprit, in remarks before the House of Commons on Monday.

May called it “highly likely” that the Kremlin was behind the attack.

“It is now clear that [former Russian spy Sergei] Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia,” May announced. The prime minister cited the identification of the substance, Russia’s production of the neurotoxin, and their “record of conducting state-sponsored assassination” as clear evidence that “Russia was responsible” for the attack.

“Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of its potentially-catastrophically-damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get in the hands of others,” she said.

May told her colleagues in the House of Commons that they had summoned the Russian ambassador and demanded their full cooperation in the investigation.

The prime minister also referenced the poisoning of Russian journalist Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by Russian agents in the United Kingdom in 2006.

While the latest attack was focused on Skripal, over 20 people were hospitalized with symptoms of the nerve agent.

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