South Korea’s intelligence service, has restrained from responding to a newspaper report, according to the 2017 and murdered half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was during the lifetime of a CIA Informant.

His Agency could not confirm “whether we have information about it,” said a spokesman for the national intelligence service (NIS) in Seoul on Tuesday on request.

The “Wall Street Journal” reported that Kim Jong-UN’s half brother Kim Jong Nam, have met several times with agents of the US secret service. “There was a connection,” wrote the newspaper, citing a Person familiar with the matter. The show, how far the CIA went to to information about the closed country to approach.

speculation about a connection of the CIA to Kim Jong-Nam, the a poison attack fell in February 2017 at the airport of Kuala Lumpur for the victims, has been around for a long time. The “Wall Street Journal,” limited, for details on the relationship of the CIA to Kim remained unclear. Also from the South Korean unification Ministry, there was no confirmation of the report.

The death of Kim’s (45), who had lived for many years outside his homeland, had made headlines around the world. Everything pointed to the fact that North Korea put the secret service was behind the assassination. Experts considered it possible that Kim Jong-Un have seen the half-brother, still as rivals.

A Vietnamese woman had killed Kim Jong-Nam, together with an Indonesian woman at the airport. Both women stated that they had thought that they should press for a TV prank, a strange man baby oil in the face. In fact, it was poison to the nerves.

As the only convicted bomber, the Vietnamese woman, who had been convicted of intentional assault, guilty, was dismissed in may of this year from prison. All other Participants managed to flee after the poison murder, or were released without judgment.

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