‘Absolute evidence’ would require Salisbury poisoning occurrence
Jeremy Corbyn wishing to “incontrovertible evidence” before blaming Russia for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Salisbury.
The Labour leader said it was “clear” the nerve agent applied was “very similar” to those stirred in Russia – and Moscow should be challenged about this – but “absolute” proof was still needed.
He also said the international chemical weapons watchdog needed greater strengths.
Boris Johnson said to deny Russian cooperation was “quite extraordinary”.
Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury on 4 March.