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- British military scientists identified the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was Novichok, but have not verified where exactly it was made.
- Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive at Porton Down, told Sky News it was “not our job” to specify the source of the poison.
- However, he said that Novichok required the sophistication “only in the capabilities of a state actor.”
- Theresa May accused Russia of being behind the attempted assassination three weeks ago.
British military scientists reportedly have not verified that the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was made in Russia — but said it was “only in the capabilities of a state actor.”
Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive at Porton Down, the UK Ministry of Defence’s science lab, told Sky News on Tuesday that investigators have identified the poison to be military-grade Novichok, which was designed in Russia during the Cold War, but “have not verified the precise source” of it.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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