UK TV Regulator ‘May Review’ RT’s License Amid Skripal Scandal

UK TV Regulator ‘May Review’ RT’s License Amid Skripal Scandal
Sputnik/ Europe17:57 13.03.2018(updated 18:07 13.03.2018) Get short URL

The OFCOM regulator is set to consider whether the TV channel is “fit and proper” to have a UK license in case Russia is found to be involved in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal.

RT has recieved a letter stating that the regulator will consider the “implications for RT’s broadcast licences” following UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech before the parliament.

OFCOM stated: “The letter to RT said that we would carry out our independent fit and proper assessment on an expedited basis, and we would write to RT again shortly setting out details of our process.”

UK PM Theresa May said it was “highly likely that Russia was responsible for the act against Sergei and [his daughter] Yulia Skripal,” adding that Moscow had until Tuesday to reveal the details of its Novichok nerve agents program to the the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). 

May also stated London will consider the poisoning as the use of force on its territory if Moscow doesn’t respond.