Friday, February 24, 2017

VX was the liquid that killed North Korea's Kim Jong-nam, but what is it?


It's almost like something out of a spy novel.

On Friday, Malaysian authorities announced that VX, the "deadliest nerve agent ever created", was used to assassinate Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's current leader.

The alleged killers are believed to have wiped a substance on Kim's face at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The poison was so fast-acting that Kim died soon after, on the way to the hospital. 

What is VX? 

VX has been described as the "most potent of all nerve agents", and is so lethal its only known use is in chemical warfare.  Read more...

More about Vx, Chemical Warfare, Malaysia, North Korea, and Poison

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