North Korea has up to 5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons

The London-based Center for Nonproliferation Studies estimates North Korea has stocked between 2,500 and 5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons, which could reach extremist hands. It includes a large supply of VX, the deadliest nerve gas ever created, which was used to assassinate Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, at Kuala Lumpur airport. Only a few weeks ago, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reported that two North Korean ships were intercepted on their way to northern Syria with equipment for making chemical weapons.


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