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World Trump says will talk to UK's May, will condemn Russia 'if we agree'

19:56  13 march  2018
19:56  13 march  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Schumer to Trump: When are you 'going to get smart' on Russia?

  Schumer to Trump: When are you 'going to get smart' on Russia? Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted President Trump's policy toward Russia on Thursday, questioning when he would "get smart" on Moscow."President Trump warns all the time that we need to 'get smart' about other countries taking advantage of the United States. So President Trump, when are you going to get smart about the threat Russia poses to the United States and our allies?" Schumer asked fr"President Trump warns all the time that we need to 'get smart' about other countries taking advantage of the United States. ... So President Trump, when are you going to get smart about the threat Russia poses to the United States and our allies?" Schumer asked from the Senate floor.

“As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be,” Trump said . “It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia , and I would certainly take that finding as fact,” he added.

"As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be," Trump said . "It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia , and I would certainly take that finding as fact," he added.

On his way to California on Tuesday, President Trump answered reporters' questions about the attack on a Russian former spy. © Leah Millis On his way to California on Tuesday, President Trump answered reporters' questions about the attack on a Russian former spy. U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States still needed to sort out the facts behind the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England, that struck down a former spy, and would talk to British Prime Minister Theresa May later on Tuesday.

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, acknowledged that British authorities have accused Russia in the attack on the former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence, but said he still needed to talk to May before rendering a judgment.

White House blames Russia for 'abhorrent' attack on ex-Russian spy

  White House blames Russia for 'abhorrent' attack on ex-Russian spy The White House said in a statement Wednesday that it agreed with the British government's assessment that Russia was responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K."The United States shares the United Kingdom's assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom's decision to expel Russian diplomats as a jus t response," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in the statement.

"As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be," Trump said . "It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia , and I would certainly take that finding as fact," he added.

"As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be," Trump said . "It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia , and I would certainly take that finding as fact," he added.

"As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be," Trump said.

"It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia, and I would certainly take that finding as fact," he added.

Britain has said the nerve agent used in the attack earlier this month was one developed by the Soviet Union, and that it was highly likely that Russia was to blame.

Trump's comments were more equivocal than that of his then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who on Monday agreed with Britain's assessment and said that those behind the crime must face serious consequences.

On Tuesday, Trump fired Tillerson after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

May has given Russian President Vladimir Putin until midnight on Tuesday to explain how the nerve agent came to be used in the attack on Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33. The pair were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center on March 4.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; writing by Susan Heavey; editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Jonathan Oatis

White House won't say if Putin is a friend of a foe .
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wouldn't say Thursday whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was a friend or a foe, telling reporters: "Russia is going to have to make that determination."Load Error

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