Great Britain Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that her country is expelling 23 Russian diplomats in the wake of an alleged nerve agent attack in the English town of Salisbury last week. 

The prime minister said the diplomats have been identified as “undeclared intelligence officers,” and that they have one week to leave the country.

The decision ramps up tensions between Moscow and London and may put pressure on the Trump administration to respond in backing one of the closest allies of the United States.

President Trump told May in a phone call on Tuesday that the Kremlin needs to give Great Britain “unambiguous answers” about the attack, and that the U.S. was ready to provide assistance in their investigation.

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