Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia in 2017m had been a spy for the US Central Intelligence Agency, reported by the Wall Street Journal. The Journal mentioned an anonymous “ person knowledgeable about the matter” for the report and said many details of Kim Jong Nam’s relationship with the CIA remained unclear. Reuters could not ensure the story independently. The CIA refused to give any statement. The journal stated the person as claiming “there was a nexus” between the CIA and Kim Jong Nam.

The Journal said, “ several former U.S. officials said the half brother, who had lived outside of North Korea for many years and had no known power base in Pyongyang, was unlikely to be able to provide details of the secretive country’s inner workings”.

The former officials also professed that Kim Jong had been almost distinctly in contact with safe services of other countries, specifically of China.

The US and South Korean personnel have said the North Korean authorities had ordered the murder of Kim Jong Nam, who had been critical of the dynastic rule of his family. Pyongyang has declined the accusation.

The women were accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam, for covering his face with liquid VX, a proscribed chemical weapon, at  Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Malaysia released Doan Thi Huong, who is Vietnamese, in May, and the Indonesian Siti Aisyah in March.

According to the Journal, the person claimed Kim Jong Nam had visited Malaysia in February 2017 for meeting his CIA contact, although those may not have been the single purpose of the visit.

In February, in Hanoi, US President, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have met twice and in last June in Singapore, supposed to meet personal goodwill but failing to agree on a deal for lifting US approvals in exchange for North Korean deserting its nuclear and missile programs.

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