President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May held high-level discussions in recent days to discuss methods the two allies can use to help “dismantle” Russian-backed spy-rings across the globe; sending a clear message to Vladimir Putin after his government brutally poisoned a former spy on British soil.
According to the Washington Examiner, Trump and May “agreed on the importance of dismantling Russia’s spy networks in the United Kingdom and the United States to curtail Russian clandestine activities and prevent future chemical weapons attacks on either country’s soil.”
The statement comes hours after The Trump administration deported over 60 Russian diplomats and shuttered a consulate in Seattle in a direct response to the poison plot.
Russia’s Ambassador to the United States slammed the White House’s decision to expel the foreign agents, saying the US had committed a “grave mistake” and would be met with an appropriate retaliation in the coming days.
The Kremlin-backed diplomats have just seven days to leave the United States and return to Russia.