nerve agent

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a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system

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"We read with interest Annie Riddle's comments in Journal Opinion when she remarked on the insensitivity of the BBC in producing a drama on the nerve agent attack in Salisbury only a year after the event itself," they wrote.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter were both poisoned by a nerve agent together with a Wiltshire Police officer.
The two young women were accused of smearing the nerve agent on Mr Kim's face in an airport terminal, but previously said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a TV show.
His comments come after a third Russian accomplice alleged to have helped plan the Salisbury nerve agent attack is reported to have been identified by police.
Wiltshire Police have said neither Ms Shapiro nor Mr King were exposed to a nerve agent and the case was not being treated as suspicious.
Petrov and Boshirov, both charged in absentia by Britain last week for trying to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with the nerve agent Novichok, went on the Kremlin-funded RT satellite channel Thursday to proclaim their innocence, deny they were agents of the military intelligence service widely known as the GRU, and say they were merely tourists in the city southwest of London.
8 for what the State Department said was Moscow's use of a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain.
"The fact that the Technical Secretariat of the OPCW did not confirm, and could not confirm by definition, the country of origin of the nerve agent, traces of which were found in Salisbury, has not stopped the UK from whipping up their anti-Russian campaign.
The motive for attacking Skripal, then aged 66 who was exchanged in a Kremlin-approved spy swap in 2010, is still unclear, as is the motive for using an exotic nerve agent which has such clear links to Russia's Soviet past.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were called in to verify that the nerve agent had fatally poisoned Dawn Sturgess and left her partner Charlie Rowley seriously ill.
THE Novichok nerve agent that poisoned two people in Amesbury was reportedly contained in a perfume bottle.
Police are opening a murder investigation after Dawn Sturgess died from exposure to a Russian nerve agent eight days after touching it.
During a brief tour of Amesbury in Wiltshire, where two residents remain critically ill in hospital after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, Mr Javid said he would not "jump to conclusions" over the latest attack.
Summary: Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Summary: London [UK], Jul 9 (ANI): Dawn Sturgess, a 44-year-old British woman who was exposed to a nerve agent novichok, died on Sunday in hospital, reported the New York Times.