North Korea says Kim Jong Nam VX poison claim absurd, denies findings of Malaysian autopsy

Tokyo: North Korea is strongly denying the findings of a Malaysian autopsy that suggest the deadly VX nerve agent was used to kill leader Kim Jong Un's half brother or "Kim Chol, a citizen of (North Korea) bearing a diplomatic passport," as its media and officials on the scene insist the victim be called.

File photo of Kim Jong Nam. AP

File photo of Kim Jong Nam. AP

North Korea's state-run news agency today said the claim that small amounts of the extremely toxic nerve agent were detected in the corpse was an "absurdity" lacking "scientific accuracy and logical coherence."

The Korean Central News Agency report came as two young women accused of actually carrying out the attack in a crowded airport lobby on February 13 were charged with murder.

Malaysian police say they are also searching for several North Korean suspects.


Published Date: Mar 01, 2017 05:34 pm | Updated Date: Mar 01, 2017 05:34 pm

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