Russia and Britain to look at actual perpetrators behind Litvinenko poisoning
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Jun 10, 2008, 00:10
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has announced that it now willing to
work with British law enforcement agencies after it said Britain withdrew
"unfounded accusations" originally leveled against Moscow regarding
its alleged role in the affair.
Former Russian intelligent agent Alexander Litvinenko died
of radiation poisoning from polonium-210 in London in November 2006. A
cavalcade of anti-Vladimir Putin Russian exiles in Britain and elsewhere blamed
Putin for the murder and they managed to convince the British government of
then-Prime Minister Tony Blair of the Kremlin's involvement. British-Russian
relations went into a deep freeze as a result.
On November 30, 2006, WMR reported: "There is increasing evidence that the
radioactive poisoning assassination of ex-KGB and FSB agent and Kremlin critic
Alexander Litvinenko was the result of a plot by anti-Vladimir Putin criminal
syndicates based in Britain, Israel, Ukraine, and Poland to embarrass the
about the role of the exiled Russian-Israeli criminal syndicates in the poisoning
of Litvinenko, including that headed by Litvinenko's friend, wanted oligarch
Boris Berezovsky, re-surfaced after former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar
became violently ill after eating breakfast at a conference he was attending in
Dublin, Ireland. Ireland's banking secrecy laws has made it a favorite location
for the Russian-Israeli Mafia."
The agreement between the FSB and Britain indicates that
Britain has now decided that its original contention of the Kremlin's
involvement in the Litvinenko death was unfounded and both sides are now
prepared to investigate the actual perpetrators.
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