Newspaper: North Korean leader's brother served as CIA adviser[/rtl]
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The late Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA operative.
"A person familiar with the matter," the report said, citing the report, said many details of Kim Jong-nam's relationship with the agency remained unclear.
Reuters could not confirm the story from independent sources. The CIA declined to comment.
"There was a link" between the CIA and Kim Jong-nam, the newspaper quoted the informed person as saying.
"A number of former US officials have said that the brother who lived outside North Korea for many years and has no power base known in Pyongyang could not provide details of the internal affairs of the secret country."
The paper also quoted former officials as saying that it is almost certain that Kim Jong-Nam has been in touch with security agencies in other countries, especially China.
South Korean and US officials have said the North Korean authorities have ordered the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, who was critical of a ruling for his family. Pyongyang denied this.
Two women were allegedly poisoned by Kim Jong-nam through a banned VX nerve gas scan at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017.
Malaysia released one of the women, a Vietnamese woman , in May and released the second, an Indonesian, in March.
According to the Wall Street Journal report, Kim Jong-nam traveled to Malaysia in February 2017 to meet with a CIA liaison officer, although this could not be the only reason.