LONDON (March 13, 2018) — President Donald Trump says Russia must provide "unambiguous answers" on how a Russian-developed poison was used in England against a former Russian military intelligence officer who spied for Britain.
Trump spoke by telephone on Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The White House says Trump agreed with May that the Russian government must provide "unambiguous answers" on how the chemical came to be used in Britain.
The White House says May and Trump also agreed on the need for "consequences" for those who use "heinous weapons in flagrant violation of international norms."
May told British lawmakers on Monday it is "highly likely" that Russia is to blame for the attack this month on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury this month.
British police and intelligence reports say the Skripals were poisoned by a military grade nerve agent produced in Russia.