According to the sources, North Korean President Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was a CIA informer. In February 2017, he got assassinated in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Before his assassination, he was working for Central Intelligence in the United States as per the sources.
Was Kim Jong-Nam really a CIA informant?
Recently, the news has surfaced about 45-year-old Kim Jong-Nam everywhere. Mr Kim was seen as a threat to his dictator younger brother in North Korea. He became an informant for the CIA to bring down the dictators rule.
Some reports also claim that he was not only a CIA informant but also involved in money laundering. Moreover, he laundered money with links with gangsters and casinos. Also, US officials had a hard time collecting information about North Korea.
Folks will be focused on Trump's criticism of Joe Biden today, but don't miss the president promising Kim Jong Un that he won't let the CIA use informants against him. pic.twitter.com/acXJMKKeww
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) June 11, 2019
Various details about Mr Kim still remains unclear to the world. Besides, many former officials of the US have stated that he lived abroad, away from North Korea for several years. Also, he had no powerful connections in Pyongyang which is why he was unable to provide insights into secretive North Korea’s internal operations.
Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday#NorthKorea@CIAhttps://t.co/7VAqyNRRup
— 🖤ℂ𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕖💋 (@USAloveGOD) June 12, 2019
Accusations on North Korea
South Korea and the United States have blamed the North Korean government of various audacious assassinations. However, Pyongyang is still denying the accusations. Additionally, the US President stated that he would not have approved US intelligence to use Mr Kim as an asset.
When Trump was asked about the CIA’s connections to Mr Kim, he stated that he doesn’t know about it. He added that he recently received a letter from the North Korean President. Moreover, he shared his openness to a third summit with the leader.