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>> A banned chemical weapon killed Kim Jong-nam. That's according to Malaysian police investigating the murder of the brother of North Korea's leader. Kim died when he was assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week. Police on Friday saying that swabs from his face showed the presence of VX nerve agent.
A tasteless, odorless, but highly toxic substance the UN classifies as a weapon of mass destruction. Reuters Greg Torode is looking into this extreme poison.>> VX is an exceptionally dangerous nerve agent. It's one of the most toxic substances in existence. 10 milligrams is enough to cause death through convulsions and paralysis if trapped on the skin.
It's absorbed through the skin and it can remain active if spilled for days or even weeks. But there's still an element of speculation of how it could have been given to Kim. And one expert that I spoke to thinks that the liquid thrown in his face was in fact, some sort of diversion.
And given the tiny amounts of VX needed for a fatal dose, it could have just been put on the towel. They rubbed on his face afterwards. Supposedly as a prank but in fact, it had far more lethal results. South Korean and US officials believe Kim's murder was an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents who likely carried the VX into Malaysia.
His attack caught on airport security footage released by Fuji TV. Two women seem struggling with the victim, who later approached airport security for help. He died on the way to the hospital.>> Certainly other people could have been affected by those who carried out the attack and those who treated Kim in the eyes after.
There are reports that one of the female attackers was vomiting for sometime after the attack, so they might have been exposed.>> Malaysia is still under on the haunt of the masterminds behind the murder. It's asked Interpol to put out an alert to help locate four North Korean suspects, who they believe have already returned to their country.