Kim Jong Nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February of 2017 by two women with what investigators believed to be the nerve agent VX. Malaysian authorities charged both women and released them earlier this year.
The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that “a person knowledgeable about the matter” said Kim Jong Nam had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact, although that may not have been the sole purpose of the trip.
Police testified during the trial of the two women that he met with an unknown Korean-American shortly before he was killed, the report noted. In May of 2017, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in Tokyo reported that Kim’s half-brother held a meeting with a person many suspected to be a US intelligence officer, the report added.