February 23, 2017
By Thomas Maresca
Singapore — VX nerve agent, (click here) a highly toxic chemical, was used to kill
Police Inspector-General Khalid Abu Bakar said the substance was identified in a preliminary report by the department’s Center for Chemical Weapons Analysis.
Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 shortly after two women put the substance on his face while he was checking in for a flight at the
The report identified the substance as ethyl N-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl Methylphosphonothiolate, or VX nerve agent. It is a chemical agent classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.
Traces of the nerve agent were found from swabs of the face and eyes, the release said....