North Korea rejects South Korea's United Nations remarks

"North Korea's fast-growing weapons of mass destruction and missile capabilities including chemical weapons has become gravest threat to global peace and security", he said.

They have also arrested a third suspect, North Korean citizen Ri Jong-chol, and were looking for three more men.

Mr Kim died two weeks ago after two women accosted him in a check-in hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Subramaniam told reporters the cause of death was now "more or less confirmed".

The scene of the killing, the budget terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, was swept by civil defence personnel in hazmat suits overnight before being declared safe.

The police source did not give details as to why the Malaysian authorities want to question So.

"I think you can make a case that, at least since 2008, there have been repeated acts of worldwide terrorism, which they have supported, or in the case of Kim Jong Nam, have done themselves", said the former Treasury Department official, who is now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

The operation came nearly two weeks after Kim's death and puzzled some travellers. "It's a bit unusual". The case has perplexed toxicologists, who question how the two women could have walked away unscathed after handling a powerful poison, even if - as Malaysian police say - the women were instructed to wash their hands right after the attack.

The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother said she was paid Dollars 90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said today.

According to Malaysian investigators, two women - one of them Indonesian, the other Vietnamese - coated their hands with chemicals and wiped them on Kim's face on February 13 as he waited for a flight home to Macau, where he lived with his family.

Indonesia's deputy ambassador to Malaysia Andreano Erwin, who was granted consular access to Siti Saturday, reportedly said she did not know Huong.

Citing South Korea's spy agency, CNN said two North Korean ministries orchestrated the assassination.

He added that samples from the address had been sent for chemical analysis.

Other suspects in the the killing include a senior official at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur and a staff member of the state airline.

Kim Jong-nam was killed with a VX nerve agent.

'DPRK has never produced or stockpiled or used chemical weapons and our position is clear.

"We are not going to release the body until we have identified it".

  • Leroy Wright