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North Korea strongly denies Kim Jong Nam VX poison claim

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.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Mar 2017, 06:29:39 PM
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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.

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. 

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First Published : 01 Mar 2017, 06:27:00 PM

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