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Kim Jong Nam Had Antidote to Nerve Agent at Time of Murder

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was carrying an antidote to the nerve agent used to kill him at the time of his murder this year, a Malaysian court has heard. A government toxicologist testified that Kim, who was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur’s airport on Feb. 13, had 12 doses of atropine in a bag he was carrying. It was not immediately clear why Kim did not attempt to use the antidote after his face was smeared with the deadly VX nerve agent. Instead, he reportedly rushed into a clinic in the airport and asked for help before later dying on the way to a hospital. Two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese national, are on trial for his murder and accused of conspiring with four North Korean fugitives to carry out the brazen assassination. North Korea is widely suspected of involvement but has denied the accusations.