Kim Jong Un’s half-brother worked as a CIA informant before being assassinated in 2017 at a Malaysian airport, according to a Monday report.
Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of North Korea’s late dictator Kim Jong Il, was “meeting CIA agents on several occasions,” according to the Wall Street Journal report.
“There was a nexus” between Kim Jong Nam and the intelligence agency, according to the Journal’s source.
Not much is known about what the elderly brother of Kim Jong Un told the feds ; however, the study stated that he “was almost definitely in touch with other countries ‘ safety facilities, especially those of China.”
The CIA declined to comment on this.
In the event of Kim’s death, a Vietnamese woman was released from a Malaysian prison and returned previously this month to her indigenous nation. Doan Thi Huong, the last suspect who had been in custody after being charged with VX nerve agent in Kim Jong Nam’s death, said “the case has come to a complete end” at the airport.
She expressed her appreciation “to all who prayed for me” in a video made on the plane by her lawyer just before she took off for Hanoi.
The 30-year-old was charged with colluding with four North Koreans to kill Kim Jong Nam, along with her co-defendant, Indonesian Siti Aisyah.
Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son in the current generation of North Korea’s ruling family. He had been living abroad for years but could have been seen as a threat to Kim Jong Un’s rule.