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Amb. Nikki Haley: Russia will have to his actions
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Russia to fully cooperate with the British investigation into the assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on Wednesday for the security Council to take measures against Russia over the poisoning of the former spy, and his daughter, the labelling of the attack as a “heinous crime”.
Haley said that the U.S. “stands in absolute solidarity with the UK” and the British government supported the conclusion that the Russian state had Skripal targeted Sergei and his daughter Julia.
“The Russians complained recently that we told you criticize too much,” Haley. To talk about “when the Russian government stop would not use chemical weapons against his enemies … We, about you.”
Haley pointed out that Moscow had diplomatic cover for the use of chemical weapons in Syria civil war, Bashar Assad’s regime and warned that the security Council will not survive his credibility, “if we fail, hold Russia accountable.”
“If we are not immediate, concrete measures to deal with this now, [the UK] is not the last place that we see chemical weapons used,” said Haley. “They could be used, here in New York, or in the cities in a country that sits in the Council.”
Earlier Wednesday, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced that it had sold 23 diplomats, severed high-level contacts, and swore to himself, both overt and covert actions against the Kremlin in response to the 4. March to the attack in the town of Salisbury in the southwest of England.
May told the House of Commons that the mass expulsion was the largest in 30 years and would “fundamentally Russian intelligence affect-ability to the in the UK for years to come.” The Prime Minister had previously declare, set midnight deadline for Russia, such as the nerve agent, Novichok, developed by the Soviet Union was used against the Skripals — a period of time Moscow ignored.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the actions were “only a reaction” to the attack.
“This latest action by Russia fits in a pattern of behavior in which Russia abused the rules-based international order which respects undermines the sovereignty and security of countries around the world, and the attempt to undermine and to discredit Western democratic institutions and processes,” Sanders. “The United States can work together with our allies and partners, to ensure that this type of disgusting attack like this happens again.”
At the U. N., Britain’s Deputy Ambassador to the international chemical weapons watchdog said, had asked the British government, in order to verify your conclusions about the attack.
“We have no choice but to, said this was a state-sponsored action against the ban and the use of chemical weapons, and in spite of international law,” Jonathan Allen,.
Russia has repeatedly Britain dismissed the charge that it is aimed at the Skripals. On Wednesday, foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova cited a lack of video calling footage, the Kremlin is framed.
“I will never believe that this person or group of people … not to be seen would, after the Commission of the crime,” Zakharova told the Associated Press. “I will never believe … they have video cameras everywhere!”
Russia has also claimed that it is in the UK reflect international practice is not continued in the case of Russia-information.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.