Corbyn wants proof Russia poisoned spy

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Media caption‘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.

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