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US News Russian Diplomats To Be Thrown Out Of The UK In Response To Salisbury Chemical Attack

15:25  14 march  2018
15:25  14 march  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Russian diplomats are set to be thrown out of the UK in response to the attempted murder of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Theresa May announced on Wednesday afternoon that 23 diplomats have a week to leave the country, making it the single biggest expulsion of diplomats for over 30 years.

She described the diplomats as “undeclared intelligence officers”.

Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter © Facebook Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter The Prime Minister added the UK was suspending high-level contacts with Russia and that dignitaries, including members of the royal family, will not attend this summer’s World Cup.

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Senior Whitehall sources said Mrs May accepts she must then initiate a response to match the public uproar that will meet the revelation that another state was behind a chemical weapons attack on British soil. It will include: The immediate expulsion of senior Russian diplomats and spies

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London had given Moscow until midnight on Wednesday to explain whether it was behind the attack or had lost control of the nerve agent used.

The Russian Foreign Office refused to give a response unless it was given access to samples of the Novichok poison used.

Ahead of May’s statement, all 29 countries in Nato – including the US – backed a statement demanding Russia provides a “full and complete disclosure of the Novichok programme” and answers the UK’s questions.

US President Donald Trump told May in phone call on Tuesday evening the States was with the UK “all the way” in its attempts to find out what involvement Russia played in the attacks.

With the midnight deadline passed, May told MPs today: “They have treated the use of a military grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt and defiance.”

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The PM said it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack . Mr Skripal was convicted by the Russian government of passing secrets to MI6 in 2004, but given refuge in the UK in 2010 as part of a Theresa May could have thrown the kitchen sink at Russia , expelling diplomats

Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack on a Russian former double agent in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, adding it was the biggest Chemical attack on ex- Russian spy, daughter ‘brazen and reckless act’: UK home secy.

She branded Russia as “culpable” for the attack, saying Moscow have provided “no credible explanation” for the use of the poison. 

WHAT HAPPENED IN SALISBURY:

March 3: Yulia Skripal arrives at Heathrow on a flight from Russia

March 4: She and her father arrived in Salisbury at the Sainsbury’s car park at around 1.40pm, which has since been cordoned off.

2.20pm to 3.35pm: The pair dined at the Zizzi’s restaurant, having been to The Mill pub.

4.15pm: A member of the public alerted police to the pair, who were found in a “extremely serious” condition on a park bench. The bench, the pub and the Zizzi’s are all cordoned off.

Since then: Police confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that, of 38 people had been treated for possible exposure to the substance, 34 have been discharged. Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, an early responder at the scene, remain in hospital. One other person is being monitored.

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  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.

The March 4 attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury , southwest England, is being treated as attempted murder. Around 180 troops, including chemical warfare experts, have been deployed in the city after investigators requested specialist assistance.

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March 13: Speaking outside Scotland Yard, Metropolitan Police counter-terror chief Neil Basu said that the investigators’ “prime focus” is how the poison was administered but said it was too early to say where this was done.

He said the investigation could take “many weeks” but added police had identified the nerve agent involved.

Police are also focusing on Skripal’s red BMW, and appealing for any witnesses who had seen the Russian pair in the car between 1pm and 1.45pm in Salisbury to come forward.

Ahmet Uzumcu, the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said this morning those responsible for the use of the Novichok nerve agent “must be held accountable for their actions”.

Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who collapsed last Sunday, are still fighting for their lives after being exposed to a toxic substance.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey - who fell seriously ill after tending to Skripal and Yulia - also remains in hospital.

     

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