6 Apr 2018 10:20

UK politicians didn't imagine claims would boomerang on them - Nebenzya

NEW YORK (UN). April 6 (Interfax) - Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya has cautioned the United Kingdom that it could end up in trouble and will have to answer for its accusations that Russia was involved in the poisoning of former Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) officer Sergei Skripal when "the dust settles."

"We have told our British colleagues that you got carried away with the game, and it may end up going the wrong way, because it's one thing to put forth accusations that are not backed by any evidence, and quite another to switch to a conversation in a professional language that envisages not megaphone diplomacy, but clear answers to reasonable questions," Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting on the Skripal case.

"I don't think the British investigative agencies are grateful to the British government for their hastily drawn, categorical conclusions," he said.

"They [British politicians] couldn't have imagined that their sensational claims could boomerang back on them. They eagerly launched a prepared bogus Russia story that was convenient and timely for them on the subject of the Russian chemical attack without realizing that they would have to answer for their words when the dust settles," Nebenzya said.