The newspaper says that the relative of the North Korean leader met on several occasions with the US spy agency.
Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un , who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a confidant of the US CIA, The Wall Street Journalsaid Tuesday . Citing “a person who knows the matter,” the American newspaper claimed that Kim Jong Nam met several times with agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Kim Jong-nam, eldest son of Kim Jong Il, who came to be seen at a time as the heir of the leader of North Korea, died after being splashed with the nervous agent VX while waiting at the airport in Kuala Lumpur.
According to the source of the Journal , there was a “nexus” between Kim Jong Nam and the CIA, although the newspaper said that many details of his connection with the intelligence agency were unclear.
The source said that Kim Jong-nam traveled to Malaysia in February 2017 to meet with his CIA contact, although perhaps it was not the sole purpose of his trip.
Kim Jong Nam died after being attacked with the nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13, 2017, in a Cold War style murder that impressed the world.
Two young women, one Vietnamese and one Indonesian, were arrested and formally charged with the murder. They insisted that North Korean agents tricked them into believing that the attack was nothing more than a joke for a television show.
Both were finally released after the prosecution abandoned the charges for a murder that South Korea attributed to Pyongyang, which denies everything.
Kim Jong-nam fell out of favor after being deported from Japan in 2001 for trying to enter with a fake passport to visit Disneyland. Since then he lived in exile, in the Chinese enclave of Macao.