NEWSWATCH: “Porton Down experts unable to identify ‘precise source’ of novichok that poisoned spy; The lab’s boss says a ‘state actor’ made the novichok and also rubbishes claims that it could have come from his facility.” – Sky News (UK)/Paul Kelso

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“… Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, told Sky News they were not yet able to prove it was made in Russia. … ‘We were able to identify it as novichok, to identify that it was military-grade’ … he confirmed the substance required ‘extremely sophisticated methods to create, something only in the capabilities of a state actor.’ * * * When asked if there was any realistic possibility of triggering war, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said: ‘We need to respond in a proportionate way to this aggressive behaviour from Russia and that’s what we’re doing.’

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