Trump admin declined to support U.K’s claim that Ex Russian spy was poisoned by Moscow
White House declined to say whether Russia was responsible for the poisoning of an ex Russian spy in the United Kingdom. But White House secretary Sarah Huckabee condemned the incident in a press meet.
She said “The use of a highly lethal nerve agent on U.K. soil is an outrage. The attack was reckless, indiscriminate and irresponsible,”
British PM alleged that it is highly likely Russia was responsible for the death of Ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. White House did not support Theresa Mays words, but Sanders said the administration is condemning the attack and “standing with our ally.”
Sanders said “Right now we are standing with our U.K. ally. I think they’re still working through even some of the details of that,” . “And we’re going to continue to work with the U.K., and we certainly stand with them throughout this process.”
Theresa May has given Russia time till Tuesday to respond to their allegations, if they do not respond U.K will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom.” Theresa May said she came to the conclusion based on an investigation of the chemical agent used in the attack in Salisbury and the knowledge that Russia has produced this agent before.
Russia said the British claim is a circus show a provocation and a nonsense and suggested that the attack on the Skripals may have been a false flag.
Trump and his administration if facing severe criticism inside the U.S for their silent support for Putin even after the indigence agencies said Russia interfered in the election.
Trump administration has not implemented sanctions against Russia that overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Congress last year.