Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations has warned British officials saying they are “playing with fire” and would be “sorry” over their response to a nerve agent attack on a former double agent in Salisbury.
Theresa May has said Russia was “highly likely” behind the attack, but Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya called her allegations “horrific and unsubstantiated”. This is as INDEPENDENT reports
“Couldn’t you come up with a better fake story?” he asked at a UN Security Council meeting, adding: “We have told our British colleagues that you’re playing with fire and you’ll be sorry.”
Russia called the Security Council meeting after the country was locked out of a probe of the poisoning by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Britain called on the watchdog group to investigate after ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned last month. Officials said the nerve agent used in the attack was Novichok – a chemical weapon developed by the Soviet Union in the late 1990s.