Sarin, one of the world’s most lethal chemical weapons, has long been stockpiled but is rarely used by states or terrorists.
Experts say if North Korea were to attack South Korea, it would likely target Seoul's defences with chemical and biological weapons dropped from aircraft or delivered via missiles, artillery and grenades.After the announcement that VX was to blame, The Associated Press asked Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar in a text message whether decontamination would take place. Police did not immediately return messages seeking comment.He responded, "We are doing it now."He later said police were arranging for the atomic energy agency to decontaminate the airport and "sweep all locations which we knew that the suspects went to."Asked if people should avoid the airport because of fears of contamination, Khalid said, "No. The airport operator said in a statement issued Friday that the KLIA2 terminal where Kim was attacked is safe.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas towards Japan.Mr Abe's comments on Thursday come amid looming concern about another missile or nuclear test by the communist country.Sign up for free and start to connect Nudist Singles!