PressTV-Haley urges action against Russian ‘chemical’ attack

US Ambassador to the United Nations has accused Russia of carrying out the recent nerve agent attack against a former spy in the UK, calling for action against Moscow to ensure it never uses “chemical weapons” again.

Speaking at the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Haley said the US agreed with the British government’s assessment that Russian agents had used deadly chemicals in an attempt to kill 66-year-old Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last week.

“If we don’t take immediate concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used,” Haley argued. “They could be used here in New York or in cities of any country that sits on this council.”

Haley also defended London’s move earlier in the day in expelling 23 Russian diplomats over the row, saying Washington stood in “absolute solidarity” with London.

British Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons in…

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