Using VX to Kill Kim Jong-nam ‘Unacceptable,’ Malaysia Leader Says


A hazardous materials team at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia last month. Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed on Feb. 13 as he prepared to check in for a flight.

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BANGKOK — The use of a banned chemical nerve agent in assassinating the half brother of North Korea’s ruler at a Malaysian airport last month was “totally unacceptable,” Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia said in his first public comments on the case.

In a televised interview that aired on Sunday, Mr. Najib said the use of VX nerve agent could have killed many more people than just the intended victim, Kim…

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