UK seeks allies' support after former Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent

Authorities say former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter likely given nerve agent developed by Russia.
1:48 | 03/13/18

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What started as a mysterious incidents in this morning to secede. Is steadily turning into an international diplomatic showdown. It is not clear that. That missed a script kind of distorts were poisoned with a bit cheap grace Smith agent of the tight developed by Russia. Explain what happened in Salisbury old person will take it as an unlawful use of force. The ultimatum issued by prime minister Theresa may on Monday lost their house until midnight today to respond the view from the White House. After initially hesitating to place blame president trump admitting it looks like Russia is indeed behind the attack. As. We get the facts right if we agree with that. We will get them right Tuttle Everett baby. It up to name more details from Scotland Yard today on the investigation now 74 people intentionally received treatment after the attack. Put aside time since studies group Allen his door to attacked the cabinet has convened its National Security Council. Options discussed a possible cyber attack expanding Russian broad cost ot T and a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ugoh understand the outrage people in this country. British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said he was reassured following conversations with NATO allies including Frans is a money on McClellan. His count content Gemini and secretary of state Rex Tillerson issued a strong defense of person. That he was today fired by the present less than a day off the condemning Russia. Russia's foreign secretary Sergei Lavrov speaking today said that Russia would not respond to Mae's request until the UK provided samples of the nap agent. He added that the allegations were Roberts. The clock is ticking for trees amaze ultimatum issued to the Kremlin and is looking increasingly likely that Moscow is not and maple. The British government is due to convene another meeting of its national security council on Wednesday to discuss its options the stakes guessing at the higher economic thought an ABC news Ellsbury.

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