Friday, February 24, 2017
"Mystery Poison" Used To Murder Kim Jong Nam Revealed As VX Nerve Agent
VX is described by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “the most potent of all nerve agents”, with a large dose leading to loss of consciousness, paralysis and respiratory failure. Its only known use is as a chemical warfare agent.
VX is banned under the UN Chemical Weapons Convention, to which North Korea is not a party.
The nerve agent, also known as ethyl N-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl Methylphosphonothiolate, was developed in the UK in the 1950s.