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01 Dec 2017

Kim Jong-un's assassinated half-brother carried VX antidote during killing

Why was Kim Jong-nam carrying a VX antidote?

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was carrying bottles of Atropine, an antidote to the highly toxic VX nerve agent used to kill him at Kuala Lumpur airport in February.

Kim Jong-Nam was killed after two women rubbed VX on his face.

It remains unclear why he was carrying Atropine.

It's possible Kim was living in fear of the North Korean regime.

In context

Why was Kim Jong-nam carrying a VX antidote?

On February 13

Kim Jong-un's estranged half-brother assassinated in Kuala Lumpur airport

On February 13, two women approached and rubbed the deadly VX toxin on KimJong-Nam, the exiled half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at Kuala Lumpur airport.

Kim Jong-Nam, who was traveling to his home in Macau, China, died from poisoning shortly after.

The two attackers were arrested and identified as Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, 28.

01 Dec 2017

Kim Jong-un's assassinated half-brother carried VX antidote during killing

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was carrying bottles of Atropine, an antidote to the highly toxic VX nerve agent used to kill him at Kuala Lumpur airport in February.

Kim Jong-Nam was killed after two women rubbed VX on his face.

It remains unclear why he was carrying Atropine.

It's possible Kim was living in fear of the North Korean regime.

Details

Kim Jong-nam had 12 bottles of Atropine on his person

A toxicology report states that Kim Jong-Nam's sling bag contained 12 bottles of Atropine.

Atropine gives "primary protection against exposure to chemical nerve agents and insecticide poisoning," according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Following the attack, Kim stumbled into an airport clinic, requesting medical attention, and died shortly after.

It remains unclear why he wasn't administered the Atropine.

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Questions

Was he living in fear of North Korean regime?

The presence of antidotes on Kim's person raises questions about whether he was living in fear of being killed by the North Korean regime.

A South Korean lawmaker said the North was plotting Kim's death for five years prior to his murder.

Pyongyang has denied any role in his death.

Besides the antidote, Kim was also carrying $125,000 in cash, police had earlier revealed.

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