29 Mar 2018

'What is Peters' interest in Russia?' - Todd McClay

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 29 March 2018

The government is considering slapping travel bans on some Russians. It comes after the government was mocked for failing to follow the country's traditional allies in expelling Russian spies. New Zealand is now the only member of the 'Five Eyes' spying alliance not to have taken action against Russia over the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, southern England. Morning Report asked Foreign Minister Winston Peters to come on the show but he declined. National's spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade,Todd McClay joins us with his reaction.