Scientists at the Porton Down biological and chemical weapons laboratory have concluded that the toxin was among a category of Soviet-era nerve agents called Novichok.
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Russia's call for a joint inquiry to be held into the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England failed Wednesday when it was outvoted 15-6 at a meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog.When the meeting convened Wednesday, Russia proposed a joint investigation into the poisoning as it was not invited to participate in an independent probe being carried out by the OPCW at Britain's request, results of which are due next week.Separately Wednesday, Russia requested a public meeting of the United Nations Security Council on April 5 to discuss the British accusations against Moscow, Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said.Russia's request to open a parallel, joint Russian-British inquiry has been portrayed by Western powers as an attempt to undermine the investigation by OPCW scientists.
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