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    People watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 14, 2017.

    S Korea to Get Tough on North’s Biochemical Weapons in Talks With US, Japan

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    South Korea will take a hard line on North Korea for illegally storing biological and chemical weapons, at the upcoming talks with the United States and Japan, South Korean officials told local media Saturday after a highly toxic liquid was confirmed to have killed the half-brother of the North Korean leader.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Malaysian police said Friday that a nerve agent called VX had been used to kill Kim Jong Nam, known to disapprove Kim Jong Un's policies, raising suspicion of Pyongyang’s involvement.

    "The government will bring up the issue of North Korea's biochemical weapons programs when top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan meet in Washington on Monday, as well as during various multilateral talks," a Korean official told the Yonhap news agency.

    South Korea’s Foreign Ministry voiced its dismay on Friday over the use of what it described as a UN-banned chemical weapon in the suspected assassination. Seoul said this was a blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    Malaysia has been investigating the case alone after it rejected assistance from North Korea, which also demanded for the body of the deceased 45-year-old to be handed over to it. No evidence has been revealed that would prove Pyongyang’s role in his death.

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    • landauroj
      So know these countries are preparing a dossier about WMD similar to Iraq. I personally do not believe what I read or listen on the media. The media include RT or Sputnik are good also to spread alarmist news by publishing articles of somebody that happen to be somebody from this country or another, just opinions of this or that, that fit the broad strategy of the media to influence the way how human develop of creation of news facts. South Korea or Japan puppet of the USA seeks the perpetuate the monopoly of nuke in the world. History has demonstrate without doubt that if you have nukes you are left alone, i.e. transplant of western countries values or democracy which is the soil where social injustice grow.
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