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Britain summons Russian ambassador

Wednesday 14/March/2018 - 02:41 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Mohamed Emad

Britain has summoned Russia's ambassador to the Foreign office in London، a government source said on Wednesday ahead of a statement by Prime Minister Theresa May on the use of a Soviet-era nerve toxin to attack a Russian former spy، according to Reuters.

May was due to announce what Britain would do against Russia after a midnight deadline she set expired without an explanation from Moscow about the poisoning in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.

Earlier on Tuesday Donald Trump، gave May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal، saying he is “with the UK all the way”.

The US president’s backing came in a phone call after he had said that it was conditional on the facts supporting the British prime minister’s case. Downing Street said Trump had agreed that “the Russian government must provide unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used”.May has already received strong support from key European leaders and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)، the body responsible for the control of chemical weapons.

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