Use of VX in Kim killing 'blatant violation' of chemical treaty: Seoul

'We are shocked by the latest revelation by the Malaysian authorities that VX was used in the death of Kim Jong-Nam'


Afp February 24, 2017
The estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL: The use of the banned nerve agent VX in the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother in Malaysia was a "blatant violation" of an international treaty, the South said Friday.

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"We are shocked by the latest revelation by the Malaysian authorities that VX... was used in the death of Kim Jong-Nam," Seoul's foreign ministry said in a statement, calling it a "blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and other international norms".

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