Russia said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered an escalating war of words.
Russia announced Saturday it will expel 23 British diplomats and halt the activities of the British Council in response to London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.
Russia on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Moscow Laurie Bristow to the foreign ministry for the second time this week.
EU leaders will discuss a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy in Britain at a Brussels summit next week, with president Donald Tusk saying the bloc would send a “clear message”.
Moscow vowed Friday to hit back at Britain with its own raft of punitive measures “any minute” after the West blamed Russia directly for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent.
The Kremlin on Friday said it could respond to Britain’s expulsion of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a double agent “at any minute”.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Riyadh will follow suit — just days before he arrives in Washington for talks with US President Donald Trump.
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s response to the suspected Russian poisoning of a former spy has soothed Brexit divisions with her party, but has starkly exposed the ideological rift within the opposition Labour ranks.
Likening Iran’s leader to Adolf Hitler, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in a US television interview that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit.
Moscow warned on Thursday it was preparing to retaliate against the “irresponsible” expulsion of its diplomats from London, as Britain urged its allies to take a stand against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy.