Tillerson says Russia ‘likely responsible’ for ex-spy’s poisoning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States agrees with Britain’s assessment that Russia was “likely responsible” for the poisoning in England of a Russian double agent and his daughter, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a statement said on Monday.

Tillerson added: “We agree that those responsible – both those who committed the crime and those who ordered it – must face appropriately serious consequences.”

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)