The White House released a statement Wednesday supporting British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats, due to the poisoning last weekend of former spy Sergei Skripal. "The United States shares the United Kingdom's assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom's decision to expel Russian diplomats as a just response," Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. May also announced Wednesday that the United Kingdom has suspended all planned high-level bilateral contacts with the Kremlin. "For those who wish to do us harm, my message is clear: You are not welcome here," May told Parliament. Additionally, May announced that members of the royal family would not attend the World Cup in Russia this summer. Russia has dismissed the accusations, and called Britain's moves "a very serious provocation."

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