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UK PM May will 'consider' next step after Russian expulsions
March 18, 2018 | 2:15 PM
by Times TV
 
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London: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday, March 17, Britain would consider its next steps alongside its allies in the coming days after Russia had earlier said it would expel 23 British diplomats.

Russia carried out its move on Saturday after London accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. "We will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian Government. We can be reassured by the strong support we have received from our friends and allies around the world," May said at the Conservative Party's spring forum in London. "We will consider our next steps in the coming days alongside our allies and partners," she added.

Russia's move followed Britain's decision on Wednesday, March 14, to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the attack in the English city of Salisbury which left former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, critically ill in hospital.


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