UK Defence Secretary Williamson on a possible retaliation from Moscow: "Frankly Russia should go away and shut up"

Map. History of UK conflict

17 August 2018
5 month ago
[email protected]: It was my honor to welcome Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland to the @WhiteHouse.
Senate Intelligence Committee leaders @SenatorBurr @MarkWarner with statement on Salisbury Britain attack targeting former Russian spy and his daughter: "It has become clear that Russia is behind this effort to kill innocent civilians with a banned nerve agent"
Prime minister of Ireland expresses confidence @POTUS can achieve a new US trade deal with EU
5 month ago
[email protected]: "StPatricksDay is a time for us to honor and build upon the lasting bonds of our friendship between the United States and Ireland."
5 month ago
Moscow had 'no programmes' to develop Novichok nerve agent: senior diplomat
US President @realDonaldTrump welcomes Taoiseach @campaignforleo to the White House
US President @realDonaldTrump says he hopes to visit Ireland soon
Trump says it looks like Russians were behind poisoning of former spy in Britain
Trump says it looks like Russians were behind poisoning of former spy in Britain
EU publishes draft text of Brexit treaty, some key issues unresolved
5 month ago
England manager Gareth Southgate says the team are "desperate" to play at the World Cup in Russia but he has no influence over whether the team will go
5 month ago
Jeremy Corbyn says the country responsible for the Salisbury nerve agent attack "appears to be Russia".
UK Prime Minister Theresa May says joint statement made by leaders of the UK, France, Germany and the U.S. shows the nerve agent attack could have happened anywhere and "a united stance" is being shown
5 month ago
Russian foreign ministry says "London has something to hide" after Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told Russia to "shut up and go away"
Ten fire appliances are at the scene of a large blaze in Portslade
5 month ago
Putin and the Security Council of Russia are extremely concerned about the destructive position of Britain in the case of Skripal- Peskov
A joint statement, pointing finger at Russia for Salisbury poisoning, from @theresa_may, @EmmanuelMacron, Angela Merkel and @realDonaldTrump
5 month ago
Leaders of France, Germany, US and UK say in joint statement we abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury
UK PM Theresa May says "we do hold Russia culpable for this brazen, brazen act and despicable act"
NATO chief to meet Britain's Johnson over attack, warns Russia
5 month ago
Defense secretary's reaction shows UK is worrying, has something to hide – Moscow
Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Salisbury
"There's been no request for Article V" collective defense by the UK, says @jensstoltenberg. There's also been no British request for practical support in the investigation, but he asserts the political support NATO has provided is crucial too
Stoltenberg says there has been no request by London for Article 5 response to the nerve agent attack in UK.
NATO must remain united and predictable in the face of Russia's reckless behavior, says @jensstoltenberg, and "we all would benefit" if Moscow would end its aggression
Does the UK nerve-agent attack signal Russia has launched an all-out hybrid war? NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg says that's been happening for some time now, looking back at Crimea and tactics against Ukraine
5 month ago
London is deliberately refusing to act in the Skripal case with official methods - Lavrov - TASS.
Poison attack in UK is not just against Britain, says NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg, and "Britain is not alone." He says this caps a long string of "reckless behavior" by Russia and NATO is looking at what it can do in response
NATO chief says Russia lowering its threshold for using nuclear weapons, responsible for destabilizing tactics in Europe
NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg cites "reckless pattern of Russian behavior" including Crimea, activity in Moldova/Georgia, widespread meddling and "blurring" of conventional and nuclear forces. NATO will protect all allies against all threats, he says.
1st offensive use of a nerve agent on NATO's territory since our foundation - NATO Allies agree that the attack was a clear breach of international norms, offered support for the ongoing investigation and have called on Russia to address the UK's questions - @jensstoltenberg
NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg raises Russian culpability in use of "one of most toxic [substances] ever developed" in the first such attack on alliance soil. "This is unacceptable; it has no place in a civilized world," he says. Moscow must address UK's questions.
5 month ago
"Let's face it, relations aint good are they?" - UK Defence Secretary says the "cool war" between Russia and the UK is feeling "exceptionally, exceptionally chilly"
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson says there is no doubt where this attack came from: it came from Russia5 month ago
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson says "there is no doubt where this attack came from: it came from Russia"
5 month ago
PM visiting Salisbury later
5 month ago
UK Defence Secretary Williamson on a possible retaliation from Moscow: "Frankly Russia should go away and shut up"
5 month ago
UK Defence Secretary Williamson: "Britain will continue bringing light to a darkening world"
5 month ago
UK Defence Secretary Williamson confirms "headlines" of defence review will be announced at the NATO summit
5 month ago
UK Defence Secretary Williamson: "we have arrived at a profound moment in our history. At a crossroads"
5 month ago
UK Defence Minister Williamson: "Soft power only works because hard power stands behind it"
5 month ago
UK Defence Minister Williamson says will invest 48 million pounds in a new chemical warfare defence centre
"Anything short of full solidarity with the UK would be considered a victory for the Kremlin" says former NATO Secretary General @AndersFoghR
Former NATO Secretary General @AndersFoghR on Russia poisoning - there should be a "collective response by the allies" but "maybe it would be too much to invoke Article 5"
France to take action over former spy poisoning in coming days: Macron
5 month ago
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the Government feels their response to the nerve agent attack has been "proportionate" and that relations between the UK and Russia have become "very strained"
5 month ago
Boris Jonhson on Russia: "Their attitude is one of smug sarcasm"
5 month ago
[email protected] rejects offer to visit Irish border, says the Irish border issue is resolvable with an FTA, customs agreement and technical measures
5 month ago
[email protected]: We hope that EU guidelines will be flexible enough for the EU to think creatively about future partnership with UK. At least half of effort until has been directed at ensuring this flexibility
5 month ago
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia's response to British measures including the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats will come "very soon - I promise you that"
5 month ago
UK cut in Russia gas imports would be political gesture: Russian energy minister
5 month ago
[email protected]: A time-limited implementation period will allow businesses to be ready for Brexit and adjust to changes. Single market rules will continue to apply during transition, only once the UK leaves in March 2019, it will take advantage of independent trade policy
5 month ago
UK Brexit Secretary Davis: An implementation period will allow businesses to adjust just once
5 month ago
UK Government has been asking businesses based in the UK to sign secret agreements about their post-Brexit plans – Sky News
5 month ago
Putin's retaliation against Britain will suit Russia's interests: Kremlin
5 month ago
Kremlin slams Britain's 'absolutely irresponsible' position over former spy
5 month ago
[email protected]: If the UK-EU agreement turns into a "punishment deal" to prevent other member states' exits, then no deal would be better
5 month ago
A spokesman for Kensington and Chelsea Council says test results on fire doors used in Grenfell tower "are as yet inconclusive" and is urging the Government to move as quickly as it can to provide "clarity about the situation"
5 month ago
Russian state news agency RIA is reporting Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will soon expel British diplomats in response to the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats by the UK
5 month ago
[email protected]: As an independent coastal state, UK will be controlling its own waters after Brexit
5 month ago
Brexit Secretary @DavidDavisMP speaking at the @HouseofCommons: Our immediate goal is to agree on implementation period by the European Council summit next week, we are confident we can reach this aim
5 month ago
Russia will expel UK diplomats in response to UK actions soon - Lavrov
Britain's response to the nerve agent attack on a Russian double agent in England does not go far enough, says the widow of a Russian dissident murdered in London
France's Macron backs UK claim that Russia behind former spy attack: statement
France supports Britain's accusation of Russia poisoning the double spy
5 month ago
Britain's statements on gas from Russia are politically motivated - Novak
5 month ago
The Times: UK will be able to sign new trade deals during transition period without EU permission
5 month ago
Metropolitan Police says a test on a door designed to resist fire for 30 minutes at Grenfell tower in west London where 71 people died found it was only able to resist fire for 15 minutes
5 month ago
UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says it's obvious Russia has illegally hung on to stocks of Soviet chemical weapons and Moscow wants to deny the attack on ex-spy but also wants the world to know it is them
5 month ago
Boris Johnson says he doesn't think thermonuclear conflict is on the cards
5 month ago
UK's Johnson says corrupt Putin allies may be targeted
5 month ago
Maria Zakharova, Foreign Ministry spokes, says Russia received no samples. UK is continuing with the 'information and political show'
5 month ago
"The response measures against Britain will be taken in the near future." says Russian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry says British PM's allegations about Russia are "insane" and that Russia is "very concerned" about use of chemical weapons in Britain after attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson: We are fully committed to the Chemical Weapons Convention
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson: We would like to begin a serious dialogue with London on the recent crisis
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman: The British government has taken hostile action against Russia
The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, will today confirm that Wiltshire's Porton Down laboratory, where the Salisbury nerve agent was identified, is to receive an extra 48 million pounds. It'll pay for a new centre to combat the threat of chemical weapons.5 month ago
The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, will today confirm that Wiltshire's Porton Down laboratory, where the Salisbury nerve agent was identified, is to receive an extra 48 million pounds. It'll pay for a new centre to combat the threat of chemical weapons.
White House says it shares Britain's assessment that Russia is responsible for poisoning of Russian ex-spy
French Foreign Minister Le Drian Says In Coming Hours France Will Be In Contact At The Highest Level With British Authorities To Coordinate Its Response Following UK Poison Attack
Russian delegate: Britain wants to smear Russia's reputation
Russian ambassador to the U.N. says 'we demand that material proof be provided of allegedly found Russian trace' in poisoning incident in Britain
5 month ago
Russia's Lavrov never accepted invite, withdrawn, to visit Britain - Foreign Ministry
Vasily Nebenzya: It is even difficult for me to comment while using diplomatic vocabulary.
At UN Security Council meeting, Amb. Haley says US believes Russia is responsible for nerve attack: "If we don't take immediate, concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used This is a defining moment."
French delegate to the Security Council: France condemns the attack and solidarity with the British ally
"The credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold Russia accountable," @nikkihaley tells UN Security Council in session about nerve gas attack in UK
[email protected] says "The US believes that Russia is responsible" for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
"The United States stands in absolute solidarity with the United Kingdom. The United States believes that Russia was responsible" - @nikkihaley.
Britain: Russia';s threats will not deter us and we will defend our values
In urgent UNSC meeting on poisoning of ex-spy in Salisbury @AmbassadorAllen says: We have not jumped to conclusions. We have carried out a thorough careful investigation which continues We have offered Russia a chance to explain but Russia has refused.
Deputy British delegate: Russia failed to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention
Deputy British delegate to UN: We have informed the Chemical Weapons Organization of an attack on British territory
Deputy UK Envoy: This act constitutes a violation of Article 2 of the Charter of the United Nations
UK's @AmbassadorAllen on way into brief UNSC on investigation of Salisbury ex-Russian spy poisoning: "This was a reckless and indiscriminate act which put at risk the lives of innocent civilians."
5 month ago
Downing Street on PM's talks with @NicolaSturgeon
5 month ago
France fully backs NATO statement voicing solidarity with UK and concern over first offensive use of nerve agent on Alliance territory since NATO's foundation. ChemicalWeapons are "a threat to international peace and security"
France wants proof before responding on Britain poisoning affair
5 month ago
Russian foreign ministry says "the British Government opted for confrontation with Russia our response measures will not be long in coming"
Russia's Lavrov never accepted invite, withdrawn, to visit Britain - Foreign Ministry5 month ago
Russia's Lavrov never accepted invite, withdrawn, to visit Britain - Foreign Ministry
[email protected] says the invitation to @realDonaldTrump to visit Ireland still stands
5 month ago
The UK's National Security Advisor will brief NATO in an emergency session tomorrow afternoon
UN chief says use of nerve agent in Britain 'unacceptable'
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: Britain has chosen confrontation with Moscow
5 month ago
Russian upper house of parliament head says Russia will react to UK actions in a fast, tough and reciprocal way
5 month ago
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he "hopes common sense will prevail" as he denies Russian involvement in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal
5 month ago
UK will encourage the Trump administration to work together with Britain on the response to the nerve gas attack London blames on Russia, according to @theresa_may
5 month ago
UK Foreign Office tells Britons travelling to Russia to be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment
5 month ago
Moscow Orthodox Church concerned about May speech at Parliament
5 month ago
Britain Sacks Envoy to Tehran
5 month ago
We will look at security and protection of any UK football fans travelling to the World Cup in Russia - UK PM May
5 month ago
May ready to deploy other measures in the event of further Russian provocation - spokesman
5 month ago
British Prime Minister advises citizens wishing to travel to Russia to review the British Foreign Office first
5 month ago
Britain stands by commitments on Irish border after Brexit: PM May
5 month ago
PM says decision on the future of RT is for Ofcom
5 month ago
Mrs May has acted, quite rightly, against Russia. Not that it will make any difference says @Nigel_Farage
5 month ago
Russia's foreign ministry has responded to May's criticism of Lavrov with this sick burn: "Your minister is Boris Johnson"
5 month ago
The Russian embassy in Britain says the London decision to expel Russian diplomats is hostile, unacceptable and unjustified
5 month ago
British govt actions over Skripal case are unacceptable and provocation – Russian embassy
5 month ago
Moscow: The British prime minister has no right to judge Russia in the spy case
Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Winsford Cheshire. The plane came down in a field at approx 12:17 The pilot has been assessed by medics from an air ambulance and is believed to have minor injuries.
French government spokesman says France awaiting definitive conclusions of British spy attack inquiry before deciding any eventual actions
5 month ago
"The wealth of the Putin family should be exposed" says @TomTugendhat
5 month ago
Russia "would have responded to the deadline if it had known it was innocent" points out Julian Lewis MP
5 month ago
PM May: We are taking this matter to the UN. It will be part of an open discussion taking place tomorrow. This is not just about the incident that has taken place in the UK, it's about the use of chemical weapons
5 month ago
Russia's Foreign Ministry tells local news agencies that its official response is imminent
North Atlantic Council of @NATO will meet for a consecutive day tomorrow, PM says. This is a clear indication of gravity with which allies are treating Russia's attack on UK using chemical weapons
5 month ago
Ian Blackford for @theSNP says has to be robust response to use of "terror on our streets". Welcomes measures announced by PM.
5 month ago
PM May: This is not a question of our diplomacy. This is a question of the culpability of the Russian state on our soil We have a consensus with our allies
While Theresa May was announcing the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, providing reaction on Russian TV was Andrei Lugovoi: the man who, Britain concluded, poisoned Alexander Litvinenko.5 month ago
While Theresa May was announcing the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, providing reaction on Russian TV was Andrei Lugovoi: the man who, Britain concluded, poisoned Alexander Litvinenko.
5 month ago
UK PM May: This is not just an act of attempted murder this is an affront to the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons
5 month ago
PM May: We will not tolerate such a flagrant breach of Russia's international obligations I will speak to other allies in the coming days
5 month ago
UK PM May: It is not in our interests to break off all communication with Russian federation but this relationship cannot be the same
5 month ago
UK PM May says UK government will include Magnitsky-type amendments to sanctions bill; increase checks on Russians coming into UK; consider new anti-espionage legislation, among other measures
5 month ago
PM May: While our response must be robust, it must remain true to our values. Many Russians have made this their home but to those who seek to do us harm my message is simple - you are not welcome here
5 month ago
PM May: We will make full use of existing powers to track those travelling to the UK who could threatening security of UK. We will increase checks on freight and flights
5 month ago
May says we will suspend all high-level planned bilaterals with Russia, will revoke Lavrov meeting in UK
5 month ago
May says will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have evidence of a threat
5 month ago
PM says high-level bilateral contacts to be suspended. No ministers or royal family members going to World Cup.
5 month ago
UK PM May: Through these explusions, we will degrade Russian intelligence. If they seek to rebuild it, we will prevent them from doing so
5 month ago
PM May: "No attendance by Ministers or members of the Royal Family to this summer's World Cup"
5 month ago
PM: Many Russian abide by our laws and play an important part. But to those do harm, PM says: "You are not welcome here"
5 month ago
PM May: It was right to allow the Russian govt to provide an explanation but they have given no credible explanation. No explanation as to why Russia has an undeclared nuclear weapons programme instead they have treated this with sarcasm, contempt and defiance
5 month ago
"Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country, or conceivably the Russian government could have lost control of a military grade nerve agent" - @Theresa_May on Salisbury
5 month ago
PM seeking new legislative powers to harden defence, including power to detain those suspected of hostile activity at the border
5 month ago
PM says 23 Russian diplomats to be expelled. Given a week to leave. Biggest expulsion for 30 years.
5 month ago
UK PM May says Russia's response has show complete disdain, offered no explanation for undeclared chemical weapons program in contravention of law
5 month ago
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats as part of a range of measures in response to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury
5 month ago
PM: Must come together with allies to defend our security
5 month ago
UK PM May: "We've agreed immediate actions to dismantle the Russian espionage network in the UK"
5 month ago
UK PM May on Russian poisoning: "It must be met with a full and robust response."
5 month ago
PM says Russia has shown defiance and contempt. Concludes Russian state responsible for attempted murder.
5 month ago
PM says Russian response shows disdain for seriousness of situation
5 month ago
Russia's response "has provided complete disdain for the gravity of these events" says PM May
5 month ago
PM statement on Salisbury response
Facebook says it has removed far-right 'Britain First' group's pages from the platform because the group's content "has repeatedly broken our Community Standards." President Trump almost apologized for retweeting the group earlier this year.
5 month ago
Russia threatens to expel British media if UK bars Russia's RT over spy poisoning crisis
5 month ago
Russian ambassador to the UK has told the British Government's actions are "completely unacceptable" and "a very serious provocation"
NATO allies urged Russia to answer Britain's questions over the poisoning of an ex-spy with a nerve agent, calling the suspected attack a "clear breach of international norms"
5 month ago
The Russian Ambassador has left the UK Foreign Office and told to expect a response from Russia
5 month ago
"Britain should follow international law" says Russian Ambassdor
5 month ago
PM says more "significant" powers will be going to Edinburgh as part of the Brexit process; then manages to segue onto tax rates in Scotland
5 month ago
@IanBlackfordMP PM says amendments took time because they were talking to devolved admins about them (not mentioning that current changes weren't agreed)
We stand in solidarity with our @NATO Ally, the United Kingdom, in condemning the offensive use of a nerve agent on their territory. Russia must address UK questions and provide full disclosure of their chemical weapon program to @OPCW – @USAmbNATO
5 month ago
Britain summons Russian ambassador to Foreign Office - source
5 month ago
Russian Ambassador is currently in the UK Foreign Office
5 month ago
UK calls for 'urgent' UN Security Council meeting over nerve gas attack
NATO statement on Russian poisoning in UK
5 month ago
There it is. PM brings up Labour's record on NHS in Wales
5 month ago
Jeremy Corbyn raises case of cancer suffer resident in the UK being denied treatment. PM wants to look at case details before responding, but says more people being treated.
29 NATO Allies have just agreed a statement expressing full solidarity with the UK and offering support after the Salisbury attack – Stoltenberg
5 month ago
PM condemns sending of suspicious packages to Muslim MPs
5 month ago
UK Foreign Office says the UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the investigation into the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal
5 month ago
V busy couple of hours about to start in the Commons. PMQs then a statement from the PM on response to Salisbury attack
5 month ago
Sky Sources: Unilever directors will meet to finalise a decision to move the company's headquarters to the Netherlands
5 month ago
Sky News: Britain to expel Russian diplomats
5 month ago
Sky Sources: Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce the expulsion of Russian diplomats as part of a range of measures in response to the nerve agent attack on former spy
5 month ago
The UK PM will announce the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the UK. Not as many as in 1971 but "significant" I'm told
5 month ago
The UK has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to update Council members on the investigation into the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
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