White House Calls UK Poisoning of Former Russian Spy ‘an Outrage’

The White House says the use of a highly lethal nerve agent against a former Russian spy and his daughter “is an outrage” but isn’t ready to say Russia was responsible.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Washington has been monitoring the incident in England very closely. She says the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, was “reckless, indiscriminate and irresponsible.”

Huckabee Sanders says the U.S. stands by its ally and is ready to offer assistance.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that her government has concluded it is “highly likely” that Russia is responsible for the poisoning. May told British lawmakers that Skripal and his daughter were exposed to a nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War.

SOURCE: Associated Press