North Korea could be about to hand over deadly chemicals to Islamic State in order for the jihadis to launch a catastrophic attack, a weapons expert has warned. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a former commander at the UK Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regiment (CBRN), said the

prospect of Pyongyang arming jihadis with nerve gas is “a major concern”. The rogue state is believed to have between 2,5000 and 5,000 metric ton of chemical weapons, according to the Centre for Nonproliferation Studies, including large stocks of VX, the deadly nerve agent used to assassinate Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam earlier this year. READ MORE