March 14, 2018 / 10:51 AM / 9 months ago

PM May to make statement to parliament on Salisbury incident

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street in London, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement to parliament on Wednesday about the poisoning of a former Russian double agent, the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter.

Britain is braced for a showdown with Russia after a midnight deadline set by May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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