Salisbury nerve agent attack was deliberate and targeted says MI5 chief
MI5 chief, Andrew Parker has said that the Salisbury nerve agent attack was “deliberate and targeted”. His comments were the first to be delivered in a public speech outside the UK by a serving head of MI5 since the poisoning in March. During the speech on Monday, he also accused the Kremlin of “flagrant breaches of international rules” warning that the Russian government is pursuing an agenda.
The attack on former double agent Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia, 33 created a huge chemical alert and widespread worry. The investigation to identify the would-be assassin, or assassins continues. Mr Parker added that European intelligence partnerships are extremely crucial to combat the “intense and unrelenting international terrorist threat” along with increasing hostility from states.
The Russian embassy responded with a tweet to a newspaper article, stating: "By the way, it's Britain that is notorious for fogs."