US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia must be held responsible for the recent nerve agent attack that nearly killed a former spy in the UK.
Tillerson told his British counterpart Boris Johnson over the phone on Monday that Washington agreed with London that Russian agents had indeed tried to kill former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.
“We have full confidence in the UK’s investigation and its assessment that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack that took place in Salisbury last week,” Tillerson said, according to a statement by the US State Department.
“There is never a justification for this type of attack — the attempted murder of a private citizen on the soil of a sovereign nation — and we are outraged that Russia appears to have again engaged in such behavior,” Tillerson added.
He acknowledged the need for more investigation but said the nerve…