PressTV-US sanctions N Korea over assassination claims

The US has imposed further sanctions against North Korea after formally accusing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of involvement in the assassination of his half-brother in 2017.

“The United States determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) that the Government of North Korea used the chemical warfare agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong-nam, in the Kuala Lumpur airport,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Tuesday.

She added that the fresh sanctions came into effect on Monday, after Washington “officially” determined that the North Korean government was involved in the assassination.

Kim Jong-nam was killed on 13 February, 2017, by two women who smeared his face with the substance at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

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Malaysia and South Korea have also accused Pyongyang of being behind the killing, but the North has repeatedly denied…

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