20:42 GMT +319 July 2018
Listen Live
    Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends a news conference with Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto (not pictured) in Budapest, Hungary, March 2, 2018.

    'A Security Risk': Public Demands Johnson's Resignation Over Nerve Agent Gaffe

    © AP Photo / Bernadett Szabo
    Europe
    Get short URL
    Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (225)
    661402

    The revelations of top British military scientists have thrown the social media into an uproar as it became apparent that new statements cast doubt on earlier claims made by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson regarding the alleged nerve gas attack in Salisbury.

    Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down in England, told Sky News that while the scientists managed to identify the chemical used in the Skripal poisoning case as a "military-grade nerve agent," they were unable to determine its "precise source."

    About two weeks earlier, however, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insisted during an interview with Deutsche Welle that Porton Down scientists were "absolutely categorical: when they allegedly assured him that "there’s no doubt" that the chemical came from Russia.

    READ MORE: 'Embarrassing': Social Media Abuzz Over Russia Not Identified as Novichok Source

    Many social media users were nonplussed by this development, voicing their concerns via Twitter and calling on Johnson to be held accountable.

    ​Some also complained about the BBC apparently being reluctant to report on this issue.

    ​And others simply cracked jokes and quipped about Johnson’s predicament.

    Topic:
    Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (225)

    Related:

    Lightsaber vs. Novichok & Dostoevsky: Johnson’s Easter Speech Puzzles Twitter
    Twitter Outraged at Johnson's Victory Lap Over Expulsion of Russian Diplomats
    'Sack Clown' Boris: Johnson's Hitler-Russia Comparison Angers Social Media Users
    Tags:
    nerve agent, public reaction, claims, Boris Johnson, United Kingdom
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment