Video Released Of Airport Assassination Of Kim Jong Un's Brother
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 21, 2017,
Feb 21, 2017, 13:29
On Monday, Kim Jong-nam - the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un - was killed in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport.
North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with Malaysia into the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, saying that that it had lost faith with the way the authorities here were handling the investigation.
"We believe the North Korean regime is behind this incident considering five suspects are North Koreans", Jeong Joon-hee, spokesman at the South Korean Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korea affairs, told a briefing on Sunday, Reuters reports.
CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by a woman, who is believed to have wiped a fast-acting poison on his face, was released by Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV on Monday.
Malaysia has also recalled its ambassador in Pyongyang for consultation.
Kang's statement came after he was summoned to the Malaysian foreign ministry over his criticism of Kuala Lumpur's investigation.
"The ambassador also alleged that Malaysia was "colluding and playing into the gallery of external forces", the statement read.
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn told the meeting that it was almost certain that North Korea was behind the killing.
North Korea demanded on Friday night that Kim Jong-nam's body be released immediately.
Another three North Koreans are being sought to assist police with their enquiries.
Officials say Kim was accosted by two women who held a handkerchief to his mouth as he was preparing to take a flight to his home in Macau.
Another woman is seen approaching him before they both walk away.
Many global observers believe that Kim Jong Nam was under the protection of China as potential leverage against the rogue state's dictator.
Just as he enters the clinic his steps appear unsteady, and as he goes inside medical personnel appear to move urgently.
"If there is no claim by next-of-kin and upon exhausting all avenues (to obtain DNA), we will finally then hand over the body to the (North Korean) embassy", said Abdul Samah Mat, a senior Malaysian police official.
The killing has led to a diplomatic spat between the North Korean and Malaysia, a country that has until now had cordial diplomatic relations with the isolated Stalinist state.
According to CBS News' Adriana Diaz, police would not say what country or countries the suspects fled to, but said Malaysia is working with Interpol and other relevant agencies.