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WSJ/WaPo: North Korean Leader's Slain Brother Was Reportedly Working With the CIA

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Although a link between Kim Jong Nam and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been previously rumored, the Journal and the new book offer more concrete evidence and specificity.

The North Korean leader "would have considered [Kim Jong Nam] talking to American spies a treacherous act," Fifield writes in The Great Successor, "But Kim Jong Nam provided information to them, meeting his handlers in Singapore and Malaysia."


In February 2017, Kim Jong Nam was attacked by two women in an airport in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, who smeared VX nerve agent on his face. The women, one an Indonesian national and another from Vietnam, said after their arrest that they had been paid for the attack, which they thought was part of television show prank.



"Mr. Kim traveled to Malaysia in February 2017 to meet his CIA contact, although that may not have been the sole purpose of the trip," the newspaper said, citing its anonymous source.


WSJ Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korean-leaders-slain-half-brother-was-said-to-have-been-a-cia-informant-11560203662?mod=djemalertNEWS

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