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CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't insane, rather 'very rational'

CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't insane, rather 'very rational'

Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong are on trial for allegedly smearing poison VX on Kim Jong Nam's face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb 13, AFP said.

The doctor said that his immediate observation then was that Kim's heart was beating quickly and his blood pressure was at a "life threatening level", and that he developed seizures soon after.

VX nerve gas is known to be most toxic among chemical warfare substances.

Raja said penetration of VX into the body is highest in areas with higher concentrations of blood, such as the head, neck, eyes and ears.

According to chemist's report, VX nerve gas, which was cause of death of Kim Jong-nam on shirt, T-shirt, and fingernails of two suspects, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, was detected.

In reply to deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin during examination-in-chief, he said the presence of precursor and degradation product of origin confirmed the presence of VX itself.

"[Kim Jong Un's] long-term goal is very clear, [and] it's been clear for the history of the Kim family regime, to come to some kind of big-power agreement with the United States and remove US forces from the peninsula", Lee told the crowd.

Describing meetings with North Korean officials, Morozov said they "displayed serious determination and bellicose rhetoric", RIA reported.

During the opening statement on Monday, the prosecution said it would prove that the two women approached Jong Nam at the airport's departure hall and sprayed VX nerve agent on his eyes and face.

On March 1, Siti Aisyah and Doan were charged at the Sepang magistrate's court with murdering Kim Chol, 45, with four others still at large, NST reports.

"(The North Koreans) know exactly how the situation developed in Iraq", Putin told the economic forum, saying Washington had used the false pretext that Baghdad had weapons of mass destruction to destroy the country and its leadership.

He said VX will degrade once it is exposed to the atmosphere, and even faster when it is in contact with water, leaving degraded products of VX.

The lethality of VX depended on the dosage and where on the body it was applied, he added. She disagreed with a defense assertion that as little as 10 milligrams of VX, just a tiny drop, would be lethal to humans.

The second half of the hourlong "Frontline" switches rather suddenly to the question of why Kim Jong-Un wants nukes, although I will confess that to me the answer seems obvious.

The nerve agent is banned by an worldwide treaty as a weapon of mass destruction.

VX is banned by an global treaty as a weapon of mass destruction but is believed to be part of North Korea's chemical weapons arsenal.

"There's a clarity of objective in what Kim Jong Un has done", CNN news quoted Yong Suk Lee, who discussed the escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States during a conference organised by the agency at George Washington University. North Koreans and its leader, Kim Jong-un, are not actually suicidal, Collins explained.

The trial is being closely watched by the Indonesian and Vietnamese governments, which hired the defence lawyers for both women.

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