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Trump, May agree on “need for consequences” in UK nerve agent attack

US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed on Tuesday the United Kingdom’s investigation into the chemical weapon attack on a private citizen and his daughter on British soil, and agreed on “the need for consequences” for the perpetrators, the White House announced.

Trump stated that the US “stands in solidarity with its closest ally and is ready to provide any assistance the United Kingdom (UK) requests for its investigation,” the announcement said.

Trump agreed with May that the government of the Russian Federation “must provide unambiguous answers regarding how this chemical weapon, developed in Russia, came to be used in the United Kingdom,” the statement said.

The two “agreed on the need for consequences for those who use these heinous weapons in flagrant violation of international norms,” it said.

May has given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration until midnight Tuesday to explain how former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by a rare nerve agent in Salisbury on March 4. Otherwise, she said, she will conclude it was an “unlawful use of force” by the Russian state against the UK.

Source: Kuwait News Agency