Ri reportedly said that he was not even at the airport where Kim died on that day and called the police investigation an attempt to damage North Korea's reputation.
On February 13, a North Korean national, traveling under the name of Kim Chol, was allegedly killed by two women using a poisonous substance at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. According to media reports, it was Kim Jong Nam.
Malaysian police found that Kim was killed by VX nerve agent, listed as a chemical weapon by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations. Following the alleged murder, Malaysian police detained three suspects, including Ri Jong Chol. However, no proof of Pyongyang’s connection to the murder of Kim has been found yet.
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