WSJ: Kim Jong Un’s Murdered Half Brother Was A CIA Source

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June 11, 2019 8:22 a.m.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, who was murdered in an airport in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA source, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Kim Jong Nam reportedly met with agency operatives multiple times. He was on the way to meet one of them when two women smeared a nerve agent in his face, killing him.

After his murder, North Korean dissidents rushed his son, Kim Han Sol, and other family members out of Macau and into hiding, where they remain.

It is unclear the caliber of information Kim Jong Nam could share with American intelligence, as he lived outside of North Korea in exile and had fallen from his father’s favor in the early 2000s.

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