British scientists cannot prove that the novichok nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was made in Russia, the military laboratory which tested it has said.
Experts at the Porton Down research laboratory were unable to establish the chemical’s country of origin, the chief executive of the Ministry of Defence facility told Sky News.
The admission comes after Russia demanded the UK present “every possible element of evidence” that it was responsible for the suspected assassination attempt that has triggered a global diplomatic row and plunged Moscow’s relationship with many western nations to lows not seen since the Cold War.
[source : Salisbury poisoning: UK experts cannot prove novichok nerve agent used on Skripals came from Russia, say MoD, The Independent, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/salisbury-poisoning-russia-novichok-nerve-agent-porton-down-proof-evidence-mod-latest-a8286761.html, 3rd April 2018]
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
PORTON DOWN CANNOT VERIFY SKRIPAL NOVICHOK WAS FROM RUSSIA
So, after all that Boris and Theresa said, and all the expulsions etc, it turns out...