NATO latest to expel Russian diplomats after nerve agent attack

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses the press at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 27, 2018. Stoltenberg announced that NATO has reduced the maximum size of the Russian Mission to NATO by ten people, in reaction to the the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury (AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNAND)

NATO joined a growing movement of international solidarity with the U.K., expelling seven Russian diplomats.

The military bloc joined more than two dozen countries that have so far expelled more than 140 Russian diplomats.

The moves come in response to a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter on British soil, which the U.K. and others have blamed on Moscow.

CGTN’s Mariam Zaidi reports from NATO headquarters in Brussels.
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CGTN’s Asieh Namdar spoke to Anton Fedyashin about the escalating tensions between Russia and the interntional communioty. Fedyashin is a professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C. He also specializes in Europe-Asia, Cold War and international relations.

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