The report puts beyond doubt that it was highly likely Russian Federation carried out the attack, people close to the investigation said, adding that the nerve agent could only be concocted in a very sophisticated laboratory by highly capable chemists who were familiar with the agent.
It noted that there was an "almost complete absence of impurities" in the toxic chemical. The head of the organization noted that the investigation of the OPCW specialists is carried out regardless of the position of any country.
The experts took samples from several locations as well as biomedical samples from the Skripals and police officer Nick Bailey, who was also exposed to the nerve agent. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called the OPCW report "convincing".
"Only Russia has the means, motive and record".
"The results of analysis by OPCW-designated laboratories. confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical", the published summary said.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson described the OPCW report as "conclusive", arguing, "There can be no doubt what was used and there remains no alternative explanation about who was responsible - only Russian Federation has the means, motive and record". Claiming that the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, London rushed to accuse Russian Federation of being involved in the incident.
The government of Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation and called on ir worldwide allies to follow in ir footsteps.
Russia urges full access to evidence in spy case
Russian Federation has consistently denied any involvement in the poisoning. In retaliation to the UK's steps, Russian Federation expelled 23 British diplomats, closed the British consulate general in the city of St. Petersburg, while the British Council had to shut down its operations in Russian Federation. "At the same time, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to assure us that Sergei and Yulia Skripal are receiving high-quality medical care, again without details", the embassy said. She also said she did not yet want to speak to the media.
Salisbury District Hospital is seen after Yulia Skripal was discharged, in Salisbury, Britain, April 10, 2018. "At the moment, I don't wish to avail myself of these solutions, however should I modify my own mind I know just how to contact them".
Russian Federation has said it does not have such nerve agents and President Vladimir Putin said it was nonsense to think that Moscow would have poisoned the Skripals.
"The document only strengthens suspicions that we are dealing with a forcible isolation of the Russian citizen".
The Russian embassy later said that the statement "raises new questions rather than gives answers" as it was unable to verify it.
British authorities "must urgently provide tangible evidence that Yulia is all right and not deprived of her freedom", the embassy said in a statement. "So far, we doubt it much", an embassy statement said. The OPCW was not tasked to identify where the nerve agent came from.
ISRO successfully launches replacement navigation satellite
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Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on February 19, 2018 in Ft. Police arrested him shortly after the shooting, and Cruz has confessed to being the gunman, court documents show.
Mr Abbott yesterday made no attempt to hide his continued anger at his ousting or his dim view of Mr Turnbull's leadership. Its energy and climate change policy is a "disaster", she added, and there has been a "big fail" on NBN.
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He threw six innings, allowing three runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts as the Yankees picked up an 8-3 victory. Porcello has been strong in his first two starts of the year while Gray has struggled against the Red Sox in his career.
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The EPA now bans the 15-percent blend, called E15, during the summer because of concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days. In January, he said he would be open to reconsidering the deal if the USA could strike a " substantially better " agreement.
A spokesperson for the Trump Organization declined to confirm to The Journal that prosecutors had requested the Daniels documents. The raid of his office was overseen by the USA attorney's office in Manhattan and based in part on a referral from Mueller.
Just after Mandzukic got his second goal, Raphael Varane rattled the crossbar with a header to which Buffon got his fingertips. However, a last minute penalty awarded by the referee ruined the whole game as Mehdi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez .
Walmart 'Yodeling Boy' Draws Big Crowd in Encore
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Holocaust Memorial Day celebrated locally
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Comey Says Trump Is Like a 'Mob Boss' in Upcoming Interview
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Fury set for June return in Manchester
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New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox get in dustup
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Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push
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Apple forced to pay troll
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