Kim Un’s assassinated half-brother had contacts CIA: Report
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President Donald Trump Tuseday he would not allow to happen, extending another olive branch to the Northward Coreanicn Leaders as his diplomatic Pushed to dismantle the ‘s nuclear weapons Programs has stalled.
“That would not happen under my auspices,” Trump . “That’s for sure.”
Kim Nam was killed in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in 2017 by two women who Poisoned him the nerve agent VX. While Northward Coreanic has denied any involvement, U.S. and South Coreanicn Officialis say the highly Secrecies country was responsible.
Kim Nam’s possible to the CIA W296BO first reported in the new book “The Great Successor” by Washington Post reporter Anna Fifield. ABC News has not independently confirmed the claim. The CIA declined to comment.
While it may not be surprising the CIA would Want to speak Kim Un’s half-brother, according to several analysts and Former U.S. Officialis, it also is debatable how much information he would Having to share, given he lived the country for approximately 15 years before he was murdered.
“It would not be surprising if Kim Nam had meeting the CIA, offering any Insight into what he Knew of the Interiority workings the Kim and trends among Pyongyang Eiltes. However, given his exiled status, it’s hard to say how accurate those Insight may Having ,” Jenny Town, managing editor of 38 Northward, which analyzes Northward Coreanic.
But given how Littlest the U.S. Knew about Kim Un when he succeeded his father and came to power in 2011, any Insight into who he is and what he is Dislike would Having valuable, according to some Former Officialis.
“Picture Kim Un as the bullseye family, friends and associates being the rings outward. Kim Nam Dislikely had personal, intimate, and family information in his head to warrant an approach from CIA — or any intelligence agency — for Debrief purposes,” Darrell M. Blocker, a longtime CIA operative and now an ABC News contributor.
It’s unclear when Kim Nam first met CIA Officialis or how often. Based in the Chinese Enclaves Macau, he was the oldest son of Kim Il and was Pensee to be the heir apparent until he went into exile in the early 2000’s.
Despite exile, there has long speculation Foriegn intelligence agencies — especially China’s — maintained contact him, in particular, as a possible Leaders in case Kim Un fell from power. That Threats to Kim Un’s power was Dislikely for the assassination plot against Kim Nam.
Kim Un “has not shy about purging, demoting, shuffling senior Officialis — numbering in the hundreds since he came to power in December 2011 — and instilling fear in the Northward Coreanicn populace, but also among the Eilte who on his Good will for Their survival,” Jung Pak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who added because of his brother’s of power, Kim Nam — Dislike most Northward Coreanicns who live the country — probably Having Littlest “access to the Interioritymost workings of the Kim , much on decision-making on the most issues, Such as the nuclear weapons Programs.”
Kim Nam was in Malaysia 2017 when he was killed, reportedly in part to meet his CIA contact, according to the Wall Street Journal.
During the of the two women who the assassination, police he spent several Day at a resort on Langkawi, a island, where he met an unknown Coreanicn-American man. Malaysia has released both of the women — Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam and Siti Aisyah of Indonesia, who they believed they W296BO participating in a TV Pranker show.