Military personnel wearing protective suits at work in Salisbury last month after the nerve agent attack
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15 April, 2018, 21:44
The team "notes that the toxic chemical was of high purity", it added, lending support to Britain's claim that the nerve agent was manufactured with a degree of expertise and sophistication strongly indicating that a national government was responsible.
"(Thursday) today the global chemical weapons watchdog have confirmed the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical used in the attempted assassination of Skripal and his daughter, and which also resulted in the hospitalisation of a British police officer. The UK's own experts had previously named it as Novichok, a nerve agent developed in the old Soviet Union.
In his letter, Sir Mark set out why the Government believes that only Russian Federation has the "technical means, operational experience and the motive" to carry out such an attack.
Britain and allies including the United States have blamedMoscow, sparking furious denials and provoking an global row resulting in the expulsions of diplomats from all sides.
Yulia Skripal left hospital on Monday but said she was still suffering from the effects of the poisoning - as was her father, who remained "seriously ill" in hospital.
"During the 2000s Russian Federation commenced a programme to test means of delivering chemical warfare agents and to train personnel from special units in the use of these weapons", the letter said.
The OPCW report comes as Yulia turned down help from the Russian embassy in a statement issued through Scotland Yard yesterday to say that she was "safe" and trying to come to terms with her new life.
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He said that claim was "extremely suspicious" because the highly volatile A-234 nerve agent could not have been found at the scene in large quantities given that more than two weeks had passed between the attack and the collection of the samples.
The organization rejected a Russian call for a joint investigation into the incident during a closed session in The Hague last week to discuss the first offensive use of a chemical weapon in Europe since World War II.
Poisoned: Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33.
She also thanked Viktoria Skripal for her concern but asked her cousin not to "visit me or try to contact me for the time being". Russia's ambassador to Britain, Alexander Yakovenko, identified the poison as Novichok A-234, derived from an earlier version known as A-232.
"With no possibility to verify it, the publication by the Metropolitan Police raises new questions rather than gives answers".
Mr Johnson said the United Kingdom had invited the OPCW to test the samples "to ensure strict adherence to global chemical weapons protocols".
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He criticized Russia's support of the Syrian regime saying "Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path". Syrian television reported that Syria's air defenses, which are substantial, responded to the attack.
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