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Trump Supports UK Decision To Expel Russian Diplomats Over Spy Attack Allegations

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  1. The White House stands on its decision and declares it “stands in solidarity” with “its closest ally” the UK and as well as  its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats.

PM Theresa May said the expulsion was due  to Moscow ‘s refusal to give reasons  as to  how a Russian-made nerve agent was deployed on a former spy in the UK.

Moscow  however  denies having any part in the attack in the wake of the allegations  levied.

US President Trump’s spokeswoman has alleged  Russia’s   part  in compromising the security of countries around the globe.

The key note in White House statement was it’s unflinching   support it offers Theresa May over the controversy looming

What is most striking about the US support us the manner in which  President Trump was prepared to talk about Russia  in  words that has not been heard from the White House before.

According to  Mr Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders ,the US wanted to ensure “this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again”.

She aptly termed  the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Britain as “a just response”.

“This latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behaviour in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes,” said Sinders.

Media captionTheresa May announces the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the UK

The White House says it “stands in solidarity” with “its closest ally” the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats.

PM Theresa May said the diplomats will be expelled after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in the UK.

Moscow continues to deny any involvement in the attack.

US President Trump’s spokeswoman accused Russia of undermining the security of countries worldwide.

BBC North American editor Jon Sopel said the White House statement was notable in the unqualified support it offers Theresa May.

He said it was also significant because of the way President Trump was prepared to talk about Russia – using language that has not been heard from the White Homm

In the statement, Mr Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders said the US wanted to ensure “this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again”.

She described the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Britain as “a just response”.

“This latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behaviour in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes,” she said.

Former spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, 33, remain in critical condition   in  the hospital after being found slumped on a bench in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 4 March.

According to the prime minister, the chemical used in the  above mentioned attack had been identified as being part of a group of nerve agents developed by Russia  known as Novichok.

 

The White House statement echoed earlier comments made by the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who cited the “special relationship” between the two countries and said the US would “always be there” for the UK.

Britain’s deputy UN ambassador, Jonathan Allen accused Russia of breaking its obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Reacting to the allegations making rounds, the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, denied Moscow’s involvement in the attack and demanded “material proof” from Britain to support its charge

 

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