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"The formulas for the various Novichok agents are not a Russian secret.
The U.S. and the UK surely know how to make these. The agents are said
to be made from simply components used in civil industrial processes. The
Porton Down chemical weapon laboratory of the British military is only
some 8 miles away from Salisbury where the Skripals were allegedly
poisoned. The British government claims that Porton Down identified the
agent allegedly used on the Skripals. The laboratory is surely also
capable of producing such stuff, just like similar laboratories in other
countries are able to do."
Very informative article.
Who wrote or published it?
Porton Down does not produce *any* nerve agent in sufficient quantity for military use. It does produce small laboratory samples in order that counter measures against its use may be devised and tested upon animals. Military stores of such weapons were destroyed decades ago.
That is what Porton Down is for. Such samples would be kept secure.
"The UK is one of 192 countries that have ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the first arms-control treaty to introduce a verifiable ban on an entire class of weapons of mass destruction."
which was published by the British Government. Military stores of such weapons were destroyed decades ago.
In any case, what advantage would be gained or purpose served by any government amongst its own population.
What effect would such a disclosure make to its poll ratings? It would further lead to criminal prosecutions of the principals involved.
Once more you illustrate the distortions that underlie your thinking processes.