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US News State Department says UK ex-spy poisoning 'clearly came from Russia', vows incident 'will trigger a response'

07:51  13 march  2018
07:51  13 march  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com

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State Department says UK ex - spy poisoning ' clearly came from Russia ', vows incident ' will trigger a response '. David Choi. Mar.

ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT — Hours before being ousted as secretary of state , Rex Tillerson called the poisoning of an ex - Russian spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent in the U . K . “a really egregious act” that appears to have “ clearly ” come from Russia .

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What the papers say – March 7

  What the papers say – March 7 Boris Johnson’s World Cup warnings and the bankruptcy of a Coronation Street actor also feature on the fronts.The Times leads with reports that the suspected poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulla is being treated as an assassination attempt linked to Russia.

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Following Britain's accusation that the attempted assassination of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK had originated from Russia, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson followed suit and vowed that such action would "certainly trigger a response."

After discussing the incident with UK Foreign Affairs Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday, Tillerson released a statement saying he had "full confidence in the UK's investigation and its assessment that Russia was likely responsible."

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"There is never a justification for this type of attack," Tillerson said in the statement. "And we are outraged that Russia appears to have again engaged in such behavior."

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has thrown his support behind UK allegations that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK , whether directly or through negligence. The poisoning is "a really egregious act" and will "certainly trigger a response

Mr Tillerson vows the attack will ' trigger consequences'. But he said the poison used is known to the US, and does not exist anywhere outside Russia . The substance, he added, is "only in the hands of a very, very limited number of parties”.

But Tillerson stopped short of formally accusing the Russian government, saying that he did not yet know if the attack was sanctioned by Moscow.

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  A man walks past Zizzi Restaurant in town centre, where a man and woman had been found  unconscious two days previosly, on March 6, 2018 in Salisbury, England. The man is believed to be Sergei Skripal, 66, who was granted refuge in the UK following a 'spy swap' between the US and Russia in 2010. The couple remain critically ill after being exposed to an 'unknown substance'.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) © Getty SALISBURY, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: A man walks past Zizzi Restaurant in town centre, where a man and woman had been found unconscious two days previosly, on March 6, 2018 in Salisbury, England. The man is believed to be Sergei Skripal, 66, who was granted refuge in the UK following a 'spy swap' between the US and Russia in 2010. The couple remain critically ill after being exposed to an 'unknown substance'. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Tillerson's comments were firm compared to an earlier statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who described the attack as "reckless, indiscriminate, and irresponsible."

After being pressed on whether Russia was responsible for the attack, Sanders said only that the US was "standing with our UK ally."

Moscow says will retaliate soon to Britain's expulsion of diplomats

  Moscow says will retaliate soon to Britain's expulsion of diplomats Moscow on Wednesday called Britain's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy a sign that London was choosing confrontation with Russia, adding that retaliation would follow shortly. "The British government made a choice for confrontation with Russia," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

Covering foreign policy, national security & the State Department for @AP. Lover of fountain soda says ex - spy 's poisoning in UK ' clearly came from # Russia ,' vows it ' will trigger a response '. I'm guessing he didn't know that the White House response would be to fire the messenger?

ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Tillerson says ex - spy 's poisoning in UK ' clearly came from Russia ,' vows it ' will trigger a response '.

"I think they're still working through even some of the details of that, and we're going to continue to work with the UK," Sanders said.

Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent whose mysterious collapse in England sparked concerns of a possible poisoning by Moscow, has been living in Britain since a high-profile spy swap in 2010. Police were probing his exposure to an unknown substance, which left him unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury and saw media draw parallels to the case of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-spy who died of radioactive polonium poisoning in 2006.  / AFP PHOTO / Kommersant Photo / Yuri SENATOROV / Russia OUT        (Photo credit should read YURI SENATOROV/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent whose mysterious collapse in England sparked concerns of a possible poisoning by Moscow, has been living in Britain since a high-profile spy swap in 2010. Police were probing his exposure to an unknown substance, which left him unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury and saw media draw parallels to the case of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-spy who died of radioactive polonium poisoning in 2006. / AFP PHOTO / Kommersant Photo / Yuri SENATOROV / Russia OUT (Photo credit should read YURI SENATOROV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tillerson, who said the attacks "clearly came from Russia," offered some evidence to reporters on Monday, according to The Associated Press: "I cannot understand why anyone would take such an action. But this is a substance that is known to us and does not exist widely."

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"It is only in the hands of a very, very limited number of parties," Tillerson continued.

Soldiers wearing protective suits work at an ambulance station in Salisbury, Britain, March 10, 2018 © Reuters Soldiers wearing protective suits work at an ambulance station in Salisbury, Britain, March 10, 2018

Earlier on Monday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the deadly nerve agent was "Novichok," a chemical compound developed by Russia during the Cold War.

On March 4, Skripal and his daughter collapsed in a shopping centre in Salisbury, England and remain in critical condition.

Skripal, a double agent in the 1990s and early 2000s, passed Russian state secrets to British intelligence officials. He was pardoned after Russia agreed to trade four agents to the US and UK for 10 Russian agents in 2010.

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