(PM) – According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Kim Jong Nam, the murdered half brother of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, was a Central Intelligence Agency informant. The report states that Nam met with agency operatives on multiple occasions.
Kim Jong Nam was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017 after being attacked with a deadly nerve agent by two women. Nam did not live in North Korea and often critiqued his family in North Korea. South Korea and the U.S. both blamed the attack on North Korea, but North Korea denied having any involvement.
In a new book released by Anna Fifield titled “The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un”, Fifield writes that “Kim Jong Nam became an informant for the CIA, an agency with a track record of trying to bring down dictators it didn’t like.”
The Wall Street Journal also reports that Kim Jong Nam was also likely an informant for China’s security services and others.