UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats
Haley backs UK, calls on UN to respond to poisoning of ex-Russian spyAfter Britain's PM Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley backed the UK and blamed Russia for the poisoning of its ex-spy on British soil last week.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has backed the UK's claim that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of its former spy and his daughter in Salisbury last week.
Speaking at a UN Security Council emergency session on Wednesday, Haley said the US "stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain" and "believes that Russia is responsible for the attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent."
"If we don't take immediate concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used," said Haley. "They could be used here in New York or in cities of any country that sits on this council."
Earlier, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in response for the killing. "This will be the single biggest expulsion for over 30 years, and it reflects the fact that this is not the first time that the Russian state has acted against our country," May said.
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