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Malaysia’s claims of Kim Jong Nam poisoning ‘absurd’, N.Korea says



Malaysia’s claims of Kim Jong Nam poison 'absurd', N.Korea says

In its reply to claims by Malaysian authorities that Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of President Kim Jong Un who died after two female suspects smeared VX nerve agent – a chemical on a UN list of weapons of mass destruction – on his face which led to his death on February 13, North Korean authorities say the claims are absurd.

A statement released by Pyongyang revealed that much and even went further to state that the chemical weapon was detected in the corpse of Kim lacks ‘scientific accuracy and logical coherence’.

Read also: 2 suspects face murder charge over poisoning of N.Korean president’s brother

North Korea’s state-run news agency on Wednesday said the claim that small amounts of the extremely toxic nerve agent were detected in the corpse was an “absurdity.

The comments from Pyongyang is coming after the two young women accused of actually carrying out the attack on Kim in a crowded airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were charged with murder.

The suspects, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, were surrounded by a heavy police presence as they were charged in a Kuala Lumpur court.


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