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US News Russia says 'not guilty' of ex-spy poisoning as UK deadline looms

18:56  13 march  2018
18:56  13 march  2018 Source:   afp.com

What the papers say – March 7

  What the papers say – March 7 Boris Johnson’s World Cup warnings and the bankruptcy of a Coronation Street actor also feature on the fronts.The Times leads with reports that the suspected poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulla is being treated as an assassination attempt linked to Russia.

London (AFP) - Moscow on Tuesday denied it was behind the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain as a midnight deadline loomed to explain how a Russian -made nerve agent was used in the attack. “ Russia is not guilty ”, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of the attack on Sergei Skripal and

" Russia is not guilty ", said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in an English city on March 4. LONDON: Moscow on Tuesday denied it was behind the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain as a midnight deadline loomed to explain how a

British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was 'highly likely' Russia was behind the poisoning of a former double agent © Provided by AFP British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was 'highly likely' Russia was behind the poisoning of a former double agent Moscow on Tuesday denied it was behind the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain as a midnight deadline loomed to explain how a suspected Russian-made nerve agent was used in the attack.

"Russia is not guilty," said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in an English city on March 4.

The United States, NATO and the European Union have all backed Britain in the deepening diplomatic crisis.

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Lavrov said Russia was "ready to cooperate", but complained Britain had rejected its requests for "access" to the nerve agent samples.

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Russia link to ex - spy attack in UK would be 'very serious': Germany. Moscow (AFP) - 03/13/2018 - 11:37. Russia ' not guilty ' of poisoning , ready to cooperate: Lavrov.

British Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament it was "highly likely" Russia was behind the poisoning, giving Moscow until the end of Tuesday to respond.

In a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, she called the attack "reckless, indiscriminate and despicable", adding she would inform MPs of her response on Wednesday.

Ahead of the announcement, Britain's National Security Council will meet "to discuss the response from Russia, whatever that may be," said May's spokesman.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson vowed that Britain's response, if it concludes Russia was responsible, would be "commensurate".

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Russia link to ex - spy attack in UK would be 'very serious': Germany. Moscow (AFP) - 03/13/2018 - 11:37. Russia ' not guilty ' of poisoning , ready to cooperate: Lavrov.

More from UK . Russia says ‘ not guilty ’ of ex - spy poisoning . 05:51 pm. US says attack on Russian spy in UK 'an outrage'. 04:15 am. 'Highly likely' Russia behind spy poisoning : May.

Factfile on the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok © Provided by AFP Factfile on the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok May has said that her government was considering a British version of the US "Magnitsky Act", which was adopted in 2012 to punish Russian officials accused of human rights violations.

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has also warned Russian state-owned news channel RT that its licence in Britain could be reviewed.

British police and intelligence services are also to revisit the deaths of 14 people on its soil that may be linked to Russia, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Tuesday.

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Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain in a critical condition in hospital after being found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in the southwestern city of Salisbury.

Emergency workers in biohazard suits have been deployed in the normally sleepy city, while about 500 people who may have come into minimal contact with the nerve agent were urged to wash clothes and belongings as a precaution.

May told British lawmakers that Moscow had previously used a group of nerve agents known as Novichok, had a history of state-sponsored assassinations and viewed defectors such as Skripal as legitimate targets.

Attack in Salisbury: Map showing events related to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury last week. © Provided by AFP Map showing events related to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury last week. She demanded Moscow disclose details of its development of the Novichok nerve agents programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Vil Mirzayanov, a chemist who worked on the Novichok programme and now lives in the United States, was quoted as saying that the nerve agent's effects were "brutal".

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Lavrov said Russia had not received such a request and also demanded to be given access to the Russian -made nerve agent used to poison former double May warned that if there was “no credible response” Britain will conclude it was “an unlawful use of force by the Russian State against the UK ”.

"These people are gone -- the man and his daughter. Even if they survive they will not recover," he was quoted as saying.

US President Donald Trump said he would "condemn Russia or whoever" was responsible for the attack, while European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said the EU was united in "unwavering" solidarity.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin © Getty Russian President Vladimir Putin NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the incident was "of great concern", as the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that Britain was consulting NATO allies about possibly invoking its Article 5 principle of common defence.

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Pharmacology experts said Novichok, a broad category of more than 100 nerve agents developed by Russia during the late stages of the Cold War, was "more dangerous and sophisticated" than sarin or VX. UK vows action over ex - spy poisoning as police confirm 21 people hurt.

Only three people remain hospitalized after the poisoning Sunday in the southern English city of Salisbury — ex - spy Sergei Skripal British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said whoever is behind the attack is guilty of a “brazen and reckless act.”

The police chief said he was particularly interested in witnesses who saw the pair in Skripal's red BMW between 1pm (1300 GMT) and 1.45pm on Sunday, on their way into town.

Medical professionals treated 38 people in total, he said, 34 of whom were released while one person continues to be monitored.

Police officer Nick Bailey, one of the first to the scene, remains "serious but stable", but is "making good progress", said Basu.

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Skripal, an ex-military intelligence officer who was jailed for selling Russian secrets to London, moved to Britain in a spy swap in 2010, settling in Salisbury.

Pharmacology experts said Novichok, a broad category of more than 100 nerve agents developed by Russia during the late stages of the Cold War, was "more dangerous and sophisticated" than sarin or VX.

The BBC reported that investigators now believe the nerve agent may have been deployed in powder form through the ventilation system of Skripal's car.

The attack carried echoes of the 2006 radiation poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

A British inquiry concluded in 2016 that Litvinenko's killing was "probably" approved by President Vladimir Putin.

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