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UK: British PM hits back at Labour, lauds support overseas  01:12

UK: British PM hits back at Labour, lauds support overseas

United Kingdom, London
March 14, 2018 at 14:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

British Prime Minister Theresa May hit back at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a heated parliament session over the Salisbury nerve agent attack on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister scolded Corbyn saying “This is not a question of our diplomacy…this is a question of culpability of the Russian state for acts on our soil.”

The PM had given Russia until midnight to provide answers over attempted assassination of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK.

Russia demanded samples of the agent be handed over and warned of repercussions.

Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter are in critical condition in Salisbury District Hospital after being found unconscious on a park bench on March 4. Police confirmed they are treating the matter as attempted murder by a nerve agent.

The 66-year-old former Russian military intelligence officer was convicted in Russia of supplying MI6 with Russian state secrets. Part way through his jail term, in 2010, he was involved in a spy swap and given refuge in the UK.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May hit back at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a heated parliament session over the Salisbury nerve agent attack on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister scolded Corbyn saying “This is not a question of our diplomacy…this is a question of culpability of the Russian state for acts on our soil.”

The PM had given Russia until midnight to provide answers over attempted assassination of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK.

Russia demanded samples of the agent be handed over and warned of repercussions.

Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter are in critical condition in Salisbury District Hospital after being found unconscious on a park bench on March 4. Police confirmed they are treating the matter as attempted murder by a nerve agent.

The 66-year-old former Russian military intelligence officer was convicted in Russia of supplying MI6 with Russian state secrets. Part way through his jail term, in 2010, he was involved in a spy swap and given refuge in the UK.

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