UK asks for more US sanctions on Russia after poisoning case

WASHINGTON, Aug 21:he United Kingdom is asking the Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.

In advance excerpts from his first speech in the US as the UK’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt says Russia’s foreign policy under President Vladimir Putin “has made the world a more dangerous place.” Hunt is speaking today at the US Institute of Peace. The British Embassy previewed his speech yesterday.

Earlier this month the Trump administration announced new export restrictions on Russia in response to the poisoning.

The move was the latest in a slew of U.S. Sanctions on Russia for human rights abuses, meddling in the U.S. Election and military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. (AGENCIES)