US hits Russia with new sanctions over UK nerve agent attack

The U.S. government has imposed a new tranche of economic sanctions against Russia over the use of a nerve agent on British soil.

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The sanctions are required under the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act, according to a State Department briefing

The sanctions, which come into effect on August 22, restrict Russian access to U.S. financial services and technologies, particularly those which could have military applications.

On March 4 this year, former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a nerve agent, in an incident the UK government blamed on the Kremlin, sparking a global diplomatic crisis.

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The Organisation for the Prohibition on Chemical Weapons confirmed the UK’s findings that the nerve agent was novichok, a compound originally created in the Soviet Union, on April 12.

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On June 29, two more people were exposed to novichok in the same area of the UK. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died from the effect of the exposure on July 8.

Over 100 countries expelled Russian diplomats, which they said were undercover intelligence officers, in the wake of the first attack.

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