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Britain will respond appropriately if evidence shows Moscow sponsored a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in southern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday, in the highest-level warning of action to date.British media and some politicians have speculated that the Russian state could be behind the attack – suggestions dismissed by Moscow as knee-jerk, anti-Russian propaganda.Scientific tests by government experts have identified the specific substance used, which will help identify the source, but authorities have refused to disclose the details.In Russia, some media took an almost jocular tone.In an interview with the BBC, Rudd refused to speculate about what nerve agent may have been used, but she confirmed that it was a "very rare" toxic substance.Chemical weapons expert Richard Guthrie of the research project CBW Events, which records the use of chemical and biological weapons, said the highly public attack appeared to be "an expression of power" intended to send a message.Russia is "obviously a clear candidate," but it is too soon to say who was behind the attack, Guthrie said.
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