Kim Jong-nam death: Mystery video of son emerges. Kim’s Killer Chemicals, Spread Far and Wide, Could Target the U.S. North Korea’s chemical weapons are the WMD of choice for some of the world’s most horrible regimes.
North Korea used a weapon of mass destruction, VX nerve agent, to murder one man in Malaysia last month, settling an old family feud. But that is not the only time the regime in Pyongyang has been linked to the use of deadly chemicals. In Syria in 2013 the Assad regime, reportedly with the assistance of the North Korean military, used the chemical weapon sarin and possibly VX as well to kill people in far greater numbers. More than 1,400 people died, of whom more than 400 were children.
And if there is another war on the Korean Peninsula, hundreds of thousands will be killed by chemical agents in the Kim family’s arsenal. Pyongyang claims it does not possess such weapons. “Of those handful of states that have not acceded to the convention, the most threatening, by far and away, is North Korea,” veteran Pentagon advisor Robert Collins tells The Daily Beast. Thank You! Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia and N Korea in tit-for-tat exit bans.
Image copyright Getty Images North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam.
The extraordinary tit-for-tat actions come amid North Korean fury at Malaysia's ongoing investigation into his death at a Kuala Lumpur airport. The North Korean leader's half-brother was killed with a potent nerve agent. Malaysia has not directly blamed the North for this, but there is widespread suspicion Pyongyang was responsible. VX Nerve Agent: The Deadly Weapon Engineered in Secret - The Crux. A World War II-era contamination suit.
(Credit: Shutterstock) In January 1958, two medical officers at Porton Down, Britain’s military science facility, exposed their forearms to 50-microgram droplets of a substance called VX, which was a new, fast-acting nerve agent that could kill by seeping through the skin. VX, short for “venomous agent X,” is tasteless, odorless and causes uncontrollable muscle contractions that eventually stop a person’s breathing within minutes. North Korea's Chemical Weapon: Inside Deadly VX Attack - Rolling Stone. International outrage and intrigue are nothing new when it comes to North Korea.
This time, however, it's the form of a murder mystery featuring weapons of mass destruction, a dead man related to the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and suspected assassins wearing shirts with internet slang. The death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was a "very painful" one, according to authorities.
The 45-year-old was murdered in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on February 13th, allegedly by a Malaysian and Vietnamese woman who are both being held. The first-born, illegitimate son of the late leader Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-nam was on his way back from Macau, China, when he was attacked while walking through the airport, complaining that after someone grabbed his face from behind, he felt dizzy, one investigator told Reuters.
He died on his way to the hospital, within 20 minutes of leaving the airpot. Kim Jong-nam death: Two women to face murder charges. Image copyright Reuters/AFP Two women implicated in the killing of the estranged brother of North Korea's leader are to be charged with murder on Wednesday, Malaysia's prosecutor says.
Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali said the women - from Indonesia and Vietnam - would be formally charged and could face death if convicted. The women allegedly smeared a deadly chemical over Kim Jong-nam's face at a Malaysia airport earlier this month. They have said they thought they were taking part in a TV prank. "They will be charged in court under Section 302 of the penal code," the attorney general said, which is a murder charge with a mandatory death sentence if found guilty. He said no decision had yet been taken on whether to charge a North Korean man, Ri Jong Chol, who is also being held over the killing.
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Sign up here » Facebook Google or Forgot password? Kim Jong Nam murder suspect thought she was on a prank show. Suspect Siti Aishah is one of four people arrested in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Police believe the victim was sprayed with poison as he waited to board a flight Monday at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Aishah said she was "not aware it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents," Indonesian police chief Tito Karnavian told reporters in Aceh Province. Aishah is Indonesian.
Four people have been arrested in the killing: the Indonesian woman, a North Korean man, a Malaysian man and another woman carrying Vietnamese identification. The woman said she had sprayed others in a similar manner "three to four times [before]. " The woman said "she was given a few dollars for the job," Karnavian said. Police did not confirm who provided the sprayer to the suspects. Twists and turns. Kim Jong Un's Brother Died Within 20 Minutes Of Poisoning.