March 12, 2018 / 11:27 PM / 2 years ago

Tillerson says Russia 'likely responsible' for ex-spy's poisoning

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a news conference with Nigeria's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama (not pictured) in Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States agrees with Britain’s assessment that Russia was “likely responsible” for the poisoning in England of a Russian double agent and his daughter, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a statement said on Monday.

Tillerson added: “We agree that those responsible - both those who committed the crime and those who ordered it - must face appropriately serious consequences.”

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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