Published time: 28 Feb, 2017 10:41

South Korea’s foreign minister, Yun Byung-se, has warned that the North has “thousands of tons of chemical weapons” across the country and called to suspend Pyongyang from the UN.

Yun Byung-se has called for invoking a chemical weapons convention in light of the assassination that killed the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Malaysia.

‘We cannot trust investigation’: North Korea denies man killed at Malaysia airport was Kim Jong-un’s half-brother https://on.rt.com/83ma 

Photo published for N. Korea denies man killed in Malaysia airport was Kim Jong-un’s half-brother — RT News

N. Korea denies man killed in Malaysia airport was Kim Jong-un’s half-brother — RT News

North Korea’s envoy to Malaysia has denied that the man killed at Kuala Lumpur airport last week was the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the Malaysian police’s murder invest…

rt.com

North Korea is reported to have not just grams but thousands of tonnes of chemical weapons including VX all over the country…the recent assassination is a wake-up call to all of us to North Korea’s chemical weapons capability and its intent to actually use them,” the minister said as quoted by Reuters.

He also warned that within North Korea’s stockpile is VX, the nerve agent which is believed to have killed Kim’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this month.

The statement made at a UN disarmament conference in Geneva comes after Seoul signed a land swap deal with retail giant Lotte, which will allow South Korea to host the controversial US THAAD missile system. Both Seoul and Washington say the system is a defensive measure against Pyongyang.

China warns US, S. Korea of ‘consequences’ over land swap deal https://on.rt.com/848m 

Photo published for China warns US, S. Korea of 'consequences' over THAAD land swap deal — RT News

China warns US, S. Korea of ‘consequences’ over THAAD land swap deal — RT News

China announced that Washington and Seoul will face “consequences” over a land swap deal which will allow the US to host its THAAD missile defense system on South Korean soil – a move which Beijing…

Yun Byung-se went on to call for the consideration of extraordinary measures which “could take the form of suspension of North Korea’s rights and privileges as a UN member.

READ MORE: Kim Jong-nam murder suspect says she was ‘paid $90′ for deadly ‘prank’

North Korea’s fast-growing weapons of mass destruction and missile capabilities including chemical weapons has become gravest threat to international peace and security,” he said.

South Korea has accused Kim Jong-un of ordering the death of his half-brother, though Pyongyang has denied any involvement.

RT