The United States shares Britain's assessment that Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack in Britain against a former Russian double agent and supports Britain's decision to expel Russian diplomats, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
It said the attack "fits into a pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes."
Earlier Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States believes Russia is responsible for a chemical attack in Britain on a former Russia double agent and his daughter, and the UN Security Council should take action.
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