USA says “North Korea used VX nerve agent to kill leader’s brother”:
The half-brother of Kim Jong-un was murdered by means of a chemical attack in Malaysia on the orders of the North Korean government, the US has concluded.
Kim Jong-nam died after a bizarre experience at Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017 when two women smeared his face with VX nerve agent.
The women, who say they thought they were carrying out a prank for a TV show, are on trial for murder.
The US said it would impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in response.
“This public display of contempt for universal norms against chemical weapons use further demonstrates the reckless nature of North Korea and underscores that we cannot afford to tolerate a North Korean WMD program of any kind,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
The US has always accused North Korea of being behind the attack on Kim Jong-nam.
North Korea denies any involvement in the attack.