15 Mar 2018

Nerve agent clearly from Russia - UK high commissioner to NZ

From Morning Report, 7:39 am on 15 March 2018

"You are not welcome here". Those strong words from the British Prime Minister Theresa May highlight just how bad relations are right now between the UK and Russia. 

In a defiant and angry speech to Parliament earlier this morning, the Prime Minister announced a series of measures to punish Russia for the apparent poisoning of a former Russian spy who was living in Salisbury in England.

Britain's High Commissioner to New Zealand, Laura Clarke, tells Guyon Espiner the UK is very clear, that the nerve agent came from Russia. 

She suggests New Zealand may have to review the "compatibility" of a free trade agreement with Russia and a free trade agreement with Britain.