April 12, 2018 / 11:20 AM / 5 months ago

'No doubt' Russia responsible for Skripal attack: Britain's Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there was no doubt Russia was responsible for the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal after a chemical weapons watchdog confirmed Britain’s analysis of the nerve agent used.

Johnson said Russia “must give answers” after a military grade Novichok nerve agent hospitalized Skripal, his daughter and a British police officer.

“There can be now doubt what was used and there remains no alternative explanation about who was responsible,” Johnson said in a statement, after testing by four laboratories affiliated with the global chemical weapons watchdog confirmed British findings on the nerve agent used in last month’s attack.

“Only Russia has the means, motive and record.”

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and William James, writing by Alistair Smout, editing by

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