Britain's foreign minister says Russian Federation is making the world more unsafe

Lloyd Doyle
August 22, 2018

In Washington, he has said that the European Union should stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the USA on a joint approach. During his visit to Washington this week, Mr. Hunt is expected to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other senior US officials to discuss a long list of foreign policy concerns. However, whether he can persuade Europe to continue that journey is another matter.

Britain's foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the world "a more risky place", and that after a chemical weapons attack in the English city of Salisbury, the European Union should apply more pressure to ensure Russia sticks to global rules.

Relations between Moscow and London are tense after Britain blamed Russia for the nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in Salisbury. "That means calling out and responding to transgressions with one voice whenever and wherever they occur, from the streets of Salisbury to the fate of Crimea", an excerpt of the speech says. The Kremlin denies involvement.

TRT World's Sarah Morice has more. The U.K. and its key allies, including the USA, have blamed Russian Federation for the attack. It has promised more hard-hitting measures unless Russian Federation gives "reliable assurances" it will no longer use chemical weapons.

"As companies across the globe work to distance themselves from sanctioned Russian persons, our actions are imposing an unprecedented level of financial pressure on those supporting the Kremlin's malign agenda and on key sectors of the Russian economy", Mandelker said in the prepared remarks. Its measures against Russian Federation include finance restrictions and arms exports. We have a lot of things we can do good for each other.

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