Russian UN Envoy: 'Unacceptable' for UK to accuse Moscow of nerve agent attack

Russian UN Envoy: 'Unacceptable' for UK to accuse Moscow of nerve agent attack
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  • calendar-gray 15 March 2018

During an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council regarding the poisoning of Russian intelligence agent-turned-British double agent Sergei Skripal, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya called the UK's allegations that Moscow was responsible "completely unacceptable" and demanded to see material proof supporting them, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

 

"The Russian Federation thinks it is completely unacceptable to launch unjustified accusations as contained in the letter from [UK Prime Minister] Theresa May dated 13 March to the secretary-general of the United Nations," Nebenzya said. "We demand that material proof be provided of the allegedly found Russian trace in this high-resonance event. Without this, stating that there is incontrovertible truth is not something that we can take into account."

 

He went on to say that the nerve agent that poisoned Skripal could have come from the UK, and called for the UN to unseal the contents of the meeting to the public. "We have nothing to fear, nothing to hide," he remarked.

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