03.15.18

Joint Statement: Senate Intel Committee Leaders on Russian Nerve Agent Attack on British Soil

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement on Russia’s culpability in the nerve agent attack in England:

“We stand with our British allies and the rest of the civilized world in denouncing the brazen and brutal chemical attack carried out against the United Kingdom.  It has become clear that Russia is behind this effort to kill innocent civilians with a banned nerve agent.  This reckless and hostile act violates every international and diplomatic norm.  The Kremlin may deny it and spread misinformation through its propaganda machine, but we know the truth.  We must come together as a global community and stand against Russia and the malicious actions of the Putin regime.”