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Russian spy attack nerve agent was rare, dangerous and sophisticated

WorldNews Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Russian spy attack nerve agent was rare, dangerous and sophisticated(CNN)It's been described as the among the deadliest chemical weapons ever made. But Novichok, the substance confirmed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to have been used in the attempted murder of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, is not merely lethal, it's also highly unusual. It's so unusual in fact, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it. The substance, which means "newcomer" in Russian, was first developed in secret by the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s, as a means of countering US chemical weapons defenses. Its existence remained secret until the mid-nineties, when information regarding its production was...
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Multiple nations have blamed Russia for the nerve agent attack in a joint statement.

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