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

03:11  15 march  2018
03:11  15 march  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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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 "The United States is working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again."

Theresa May Blames Russia for Nerve Agent Attack . The British prime minister said the poisoning of a former Russian spy in southern England was either The March 4 nerve agent attack on Sergei V. Skripal, once an informant for Britain’s foreign intelligence service, and his daughter, Yulia, exposed

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. © REUTERS/Jorge Silva U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. 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 just response," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in the statement.

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Trump reluctant to blame Russia for attack on ex - spy in U.K.? Some Russia watchers said the fact that the U.S. had to play catch-up to align itself with the British The White House initially said Trump agreed with May on "the need for consequences" following the The United States is working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again."

"This latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes," she continued.

"The United States is working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again."

The White House's official statement on the attack came just hours after United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Nikki Haley said Russia was likely responsible for using a nerve agent to poison the ex-spy and his daughter.

"The United States believes that Russia is responsible for two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent," Haley said.

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The White House released a statement on Wednesday supporting the U.K.'s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats earlier in the day over the poisoning of Russian ex - spy Sergei Congress passed against them? Why has he done nothing to Russia for ignoring the NK sanctions, and even have been

Removing these Russians , the official said, is also a bid to reduce the "unacceptably numerous" Russian intelligence officers who reside in the United The U.S., in tandem with the U.K., France, and Germany, previously issued a joint statement blaming Russia for the attack in Salisbury, England, in

U.K. officials have blamed Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Both are critically ill after the attack.

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah also said Wednesday that it "certainly appears" that Russia was behind the poisoning.

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday that she would expel 23 Russian diplomats from the U.K. after Russia failed to address the poisoning by her country's deadline.

Russia has denied any involvement in the poisoning.

"They have treated the use of a military-grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt and defiance," May said of Russian officials.

The White House statement followed another one on Wednesday in which the administration condemned Russia's military actions in the Ukraine and slammed its "false claims" to the territory of Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014.

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