Mattis: Putin ‘Responsible As Head Of State’ For Spy Attack


Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday called the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil “attempted murder,” saying Russian President Vladimir Putin should be “responsible as the head of state.”

Mattis said the “pretty obvious” Russian use of a chemical agent was deployed “for the first time in Europe since World War II.”

When asked whether he thought Putin was aware of the effort to poison Skripal and his daughter, Mattis said he wouldn’t speculate on what the Russia president knew, but added “certainly he’s responsible as the head of state.”

Read more at The Hill.



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