KUALA LUMPUR: Wisma Putra said on Friday it strongly condemned the use of the toxic nerve agent VX, which authorities say was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Kuala Lumpur International airport last month.
Kim Jong-nam, 45, (pic) was murdered on Feb 13 at the airport’s budget terminal with the VX nerve agent, a chemical classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.
“The Ministry strongly condemns the use of such a chemical weapon by anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances. Its use at a public place could have endangered the general public,” it said in a statement.
The foreign ministry was in close contact with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons regarding the incident, the statement said.
Jong-nam was killed by two women, who wiped his face with a chemical that has since been identified as the VX nerve agent at the KLIA2 departure hall. He was about to leave for Macau. – Reuters