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Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Blame Putin For Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack As Spokesman Cites Iraq WMD 'History'

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Theodore Davis
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Jeremy Corbyn has refused to link Russia directly to the Salisbury nerve agent attack as his spokesman pointed out previous “problematic” intelligence blunders on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

The Labour leader sparked angry reactions from Tory MPs as he insisted that the UK should follow the evidence and share samples of the Soviet-era poisons with Russia to prove its case.

Amid angry scenes in the Commons, Corbyn described Tory jeers as “pathetic” and even attacked the Conservatives for cuts to the diplomatic service over the years.

His spokesman went further, suggesting that the material used against former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter could have “ended up in random hands” during the break-up of the former Soviet Union.

The Prime Minister had told MPs that in the absence of a response from Moscow, there was “no alternative conclusion” than that the Russian state was “culpable” for the attempted murder.

“The second option, that the Russian government lost control of weapons-grade nerve agents…carries with it a series of different possibilities of who might have been responsible for that.

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