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World Could Face More Chemical Attacks Similar To UK’s Salisbury Poisonings

UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace is warning the world could face more chemical attacks in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings as people can now learn to make such weapons online. That proliferation means that many people in the world have access to knowledge that can turn what might be ambitions into realities, around everything from conventional attacks to CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) capabilities

Mr Wallace also said it was clear that Russia remained an “adversary” of the UK three years on from the attempted killing of former spy Sergei Skripal using a novichok nerve agent.

Mr Wallace said: “(The novichok poisonings) reminded the West that countries purporting to be world leading countries have a disregard sometimes for international law and sovereignty and seek to deploy some of the worst weapons on our streets.”

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