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North Korea: Kim behind murder of his half-brother

This is stated by Washington. New US sanctions. Again crisis?

The US-North Korea dialogue on denuclearization and missile testing is wobbling

While it was diffused the news about opening to direct dialogue with the United States, requested by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during a meeting with a high delegation sent to Pyongyang by the president of the neighboring South Korea, Moon Jae-in, in Washington, Heather Nauert, spokesperson of the US State Department, placed a "bomb" that posed a serious mortgage on the negotiations aimed at the denuclearization of North Korea, on the summit between the two Koreas that should be set for the end of April, and waiting for this on the freezing of missile and nuclear tests promised by the young North Korean dictator for the entire period of the talks.

A thunderbolt in a finally serene sky shed light on the death of Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un's half-brother, who was killed in mid-February last year at the Malaysian airport in Kuala Lumpur. That the murderers were assassins sent by the Pyongyang regime and that the murder was the conclusion of the most classic of the palace intrigues had been clear from the start. Yesterday, at a distance of just over a year, the official, with the release of a statement in which Nauert declares it: "The United States have determined that the Government of North Korea has used the chemical agent VX (nerve gas, Ed. notice) to kill Kim Jong-nam at the Kuala Lumpur airport".

For the violation of the ban on the use of chemical and biological weapons considered by American laws, the spokesman also announced further economic sanctions against the Asian country. "These sanctions are added to the US ones already in place against the targeting of the illegal activities of North Korea. The sanctions came into force last March 5, 2018, that is at the publication of this decision in the Federal Register".

Nauert continues it: "The United States strongly condemns any form of assassination conducted with chemical weapons.This public demonstration of disregard for the universal rules against the use of chemical weapons further demonstrates the inconsiderate nature of North Korea". The spokesperson concludes by underling how America can not afford to tolerate any kind of WMD (Words of Mass Dissemination) program from Pyongyang.

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