North Korean leader’s assassinated half-brother a Central Intelligence Agency informant

North Korean leader’s assassinated half-brother a Central Intelligence Agency informant

A source told the Wall Street Journal that Kim Jong-Nam traveled to Malaysia to meet his Central Intelligence Agency contact.

Little else is known about what Kim Jong Un's older brother told the feds; however, the report did state he "was nearly certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China's".

"The book says that security camera footage from Kim Jong Nam's last trip to Malaysia showed him in a hotel elevator with an Asian-looking man who was reported to be a US intelligence agent", Reuter noted.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he received a "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as denuclearization talks between the two countries remain at an impasse.

According to the official investigation, Kim was attacked by two women who poisoned him with the nerve agent VX.

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South Korean and U.S. officials have said the North Korean authorities had ordered the assassination of Mr Kim, who had been critical of his family's dynastic rule. A new book attempts to pull back the curtain of opacity as it examines the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, who took over from his dictator father when his older brother fell out of favor.

According to the New York Times, North Korea is "known to have stockpiled" chemical weapons, and USA and South Korean authorities have accused its government of orchestrating the plot.

The CIA had no immediate comment on the remarks.

Site highlights each day to your inbox. Shortly after the murder, Malaysian police said unknown parties attempted to break into a morgue where Kim Jong Nam's body was being kept. Much is unknown about the relationship with Kim and the CIA, but he reportedly met with a man suspected of being a USA intelligence officer in Malaysia in February 2017, according to WSJ.

The book says that security camera footage from Mr Kim's last trip to Malaysia showed him in a hotel elevator with an Asian-looking man who was reported to be a USA intelligence agent. Pyongyang has denied the allegation. The murder was part of an extended purge carried out by Kim Jong-un against potential rivals and their supporters, as he consolidated his power. Fifield writes that this "could have been payment for his intelligence-related activities", although another possible source was a gambling business she describes as having been run by the ruler's estranged sibling.

In May, North Korea conducted a "strike drill" for multiple launchers, firing tactical guided weapons in a military drill supervised by Kim.

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