Thursday, 15 March 2018

UK, US, Germany and France issue joint statement condemning Russia for "assault on UK sovereignty" in nerve agent attack row.

The leaders called the attack an assault
on UK sovereignty (Source: Getty)
The UK has issued a joint statement with France, Germany and the US condemning the Salisbury attack on an ex-Russian spy, calling it "an assault on UK sovereignty" and threatening "the security of us all".

They agreed that Russia being behind the attack was the only plausible explanation.

In a statement, the leaders said:

This use of a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, constitutes the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War.

It is an assault on UK sovereignty and any such use by a State party is a clear violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a breach of international law. It threatens the security of us all.

By Rebecca Smith.

Full story at Cityam.

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