Kim Jong-nam, the deceased half-brother to the current leader of North Korea, met with the CIA “on several occasions” according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a person close to the matter. The source said that “there was a nexus” between the CIA and Kim.
Kim was also “almost certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China’s.” Much is unknown about the relationship with Kim and the CIA, but he reportedly met with a man suspected of being a U.S. intelligence officer in Malaysia in February 2017, according to WSJ.
Kim was killed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Feb. 13, 2017, following his meeting with the alleged CIA agent. He was attacked by two women who spread the nerve agent VX on his face. South Korea has blamed the attack on North Korea, but North Korea denies the allegations, WSJ reported. (RELATED: Kim Jong Un’s Brother Reportedly Had The Antidote For The Banned Chemical Weapon The Killed Him)
Both of the women charged with murdering Kim have been released from prison, according to Fox News. Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese woman, was released in May. Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian woman, was released in March.
The revelations potentially shed new light on the motive for his February 2017 assassination in Malaysia.