Britain slams ‘perverse’ Russian plan for joint poisoning probe

The Hague (AFP) – Britain Wednesday slammed as “perverse” a Russian proposal for a joint investigation into the poisoning of a former Russian double agent as the world’s chemical watchdog met on the issue.

“Russia’s proposal for a joint, UK/Russian investigation into the Salisbury incident is perverse. It is a diversionary tactic,” the British delegation to the OPCW said in a tweet, adding Moscow was seeking to “evade the questions the Russian authorities must answer.”