North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam, killed in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had been a source for the CIA, reported the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
According to the newspaper, details of CIA’s cooperation with Kim Jong Nam are unclear, but “several former US 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 report also said that Kim Jong Nam had also been an informant for other countries, including China. The CIA did not comment on the matter.
Anna Fifield, Washington Post’s reporter, has written a book about the North Korean Leader, “The Great Successor,” which also mentions Kim Jong Nam’s links to the CIA. The book, which will be published on Tuesday, covers Kim Jong Nam’s last trip to Malaysia, where he was killed. According to the book, there is a security camera footage, which clearly shows Kim Jong Nam meeting US intelligence agent.
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