“Robust and uncompromising response” to Sergei Skripal case required from UK and allies


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The Henry Jackson Society today responded to the statement in the House of Commons from Prime Minister Theresa May, in which she described it as “highly likely” that there was Russian involvement in the case of Sergei Skripal.

Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, said:

“The Prime Minister has confirmed that Russia has either launched an attack on the British state or been criminally negligent in managing its stockpile of deadly nerve agent. Either possibility demands a robust and uncompromising response.

“Whatever the ambassador has to say by Tuesday’s deadline, the UK must now make it clear to Russia that she has stepped outside the boundaries of international civilised norms. Britain should adopt a broad range of responses, from the visible – such as accepting ‘Magnitsky’ amendments to the Sanctions Bill – to those invisible to the public.

“Britain’s international allies, from the EU to the United States, must also take action and make clear to the Kremlin that assassinations in broad daylight on Western streets cannot and will not be tolerated.”


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