Quantity of nerve agent dose thought to have been used suggests it was created as a weapon

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a dose of liquid nerve agent as large as 50-100 grams, according to the director general of the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Ahmet Üzümcü of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said the amount of novichok – a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union – used was significantly more than needed for research purposes, which indicates it was likely created for use as a weapon.

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