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Britain gets Trump's support over ex-Russian-spy poisoning case

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US has told British that his administration backs Britain "all the way" over the ex-Russian-case, a has said.

May had concluded that it was "highly likely" was to blame for the of ex-and his daughter in

The said in a statement May spoke to Trump on Tuesday afternoon to update him on the investigation into the incident and set out the conclusion reached by the British that it was highly likely that was responsible for the attack, reported.

"Trump said the US was with the UK all the way, agreeing that the Russian must provide unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used," the said.

The also released a statement earlier on Tuesday, saying that Trump stated the stands in solidarity with "its closest ally" and is ready to provide any assistance the requests for its investigation.

"Trump agreed with May that the of the Russian Federation must provide unambiguous answers regarding how this chemical weapon, developed in Russia, came to be used in the

"The two leaders agreed on the need for consequences for those who use these heinous weapons in flagrant violation of international norms," said the statement.

A spokesman said May has also called French President and German earlier to update them of the investigation, both Macron and Merkel have condemned the attack and offered their solidarity with Britain.

Former and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia, a Russian citizen, were found unconscious on a bench at a shopping center in the district of Salisbury, England, on March 5. They remain in critical condition in hospital, according to British

Earlier on Tuesday, Russian said that Russia, while denying any involvement in the case, was ready to cooperate with Britain in the investigation of the incident in accordance with international law,

"is innocent and Russia is ready to cooperate in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention if the condescends to honoring its international legal obligations related to the mentioned document," Lavrov told a press conference in



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 08:06 IST