- Jul 6, 2007
https://www.rt.com/uk/423075-porton-down-skripal-proof/Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, told Sky News: "We were able to identify it as novichok, to identify that it was military-grade nerve agent.
"We have not identified the precise source, but we have provided the scientific info to government who have then used a number of other sources to piece together the conclusions you have come to."
This deserves its own thread.
Ireland has expelled a Russian Diplomat on the basis of no evidence on the assertions of essentially a NATO member and a NATO policy of harassing Russia. Absolutely shameful.
In Russia, Ireland is regarded as being de facto members of NATO.
Theresa May and Boris Johnson are lying and our Government's actions are in solidarity with a lie.
Former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan explains Novichok is "of a type" made 20 years ago in Uzbekistan NOT Russia. Any former Soviet Country could have possessed the knowledge to have synthesised this nerve agent. All the know how to make it went to the USA as they dismantled the Uzbek factory in 1999.