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Trump believes Russian likely behind nerve gas attack on former spy

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today said he believes British Theresa May's theory that was likely responsible for a attack on a former Russian and his daughter in the UK.

Trump told reporters that he believes that there should be some response to this as soon as they have all the facts.

"Yeah (there should be a response), as soon as we get the facts straight. And we're going to be speaking with the British today. We're speaking with today. And as soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn or whoever it may be," Trump said in response to a question.

"It sounds to me like it would be based on all of the evidence they have. I don't know if they've come to a conclusion but she's calling me today," said the US

"It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia and I would certainly take that finding as fact," Trump said.

Former Russian Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found collapsed after being poisoned last week. Both remain in a serious condition along with a who came in contact with the same substance.

Speaking before the House of Commons, May yesterday said it was "highly likely" that Russia was behind the attack on Skripal who was once an informant for Britain's foreign intelligence service.

Russia has denied the allegation.

"We are standing with our UK ally," told reporters.

Sanders said the has been monitoring the incident closely and takes it very seriously.

"The use of a highly lethal against UK citizens on UK soil is an outrage," she said.

"The attack was reckless, indiscriminate, and irresponsible. We offer the fullest condemnation, and we extend our sympathy to the victims and their families, and our support to the UK We stand by our closest ally and the that we have," Sanders said.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 21:20 IST