Britain to present evidence on nerve agent poisoning at U.N.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London, Britain, March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Files

Britain will present its evidence on the nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury at a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

The statement comes after May blamed Russia for the murder attempt.

The spokesman also said that British officials had stressed at a meeting with Russia’s charge d’affaires in London that Britain wanted those responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter brought to justice.

“We have called for a Security Council meeting to take place on Thursday so we can update the council on the progress of the Salisbury investigation,” he said.

Two men accused of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, were seen on CCTV at Salisbury Station.

British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed that the two men suspected of carrying out the poisoning attack in Salisbury were officers of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, citing classified intelligence.

Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, May reiterated her previous accusation that the Russian government was involved in the Skripal poisoning case. “We were right to say in March that the Russian state is responsible,” she said.

While British police investigators said earlier they had no evidence linking the Russian government with the suspects, May insisted that British intelligence services provided evidence, which identifies them as officers of Russian military intelligence, the GRU.

She said she would update party leaders on why her government came to that conclusion behind closed doors.