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Malaysia raps use of VX in Kim killing

The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysia ramped up the pressure on Pyongyang on Friday, issuing a statement condemning the use of a banned toxic chemical weapon in the killing of the half brother of North Korea’s leader.

Malaysia has not directly accused North Korea of being behind the Feb. 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam, but the statement from the Foreign Ministry comes hours after a North Korean envoy rejected a Malaysian autopsy finding that VX nerve agent killed Kim, saying the man probably died of a heart attack because he suffered from heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

The statement from the ministry said it was “greatly concerned” with the use of the toxic chemical and condemned the use of such a chemical weapon under any circumstances.

“Its use at a public place could have endangered the general public,” said.Speech

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