“The assassination of Kim Jong Nam was an act of systematic terror ordered by Kim Jong Un,” South Korean lawmaker Kim Byung-kee stated in a televised tackle. “The operation was carried out with two assassination teams and one supporting group.”
Kim Jong Nam was accosted by two ladies at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport on February thirteen, whereas on his option to board a aircraft to the Chinese language-territory of Macau.
Three suspects are in custody, together with two ladies from Vietnam and Indonesia who have been caught on video smearing a substance on Kim’s face.
Kill teams ‘labored individually’
At his press briefing, lawmaker Kim stated the 2 assassination teams had labored aside earlier than assembly in Malaysia shortly previous to the homicide.
He stated the primary group, composed of North Korean state safety division member Ri Jae Nam and overseas ministry employee Ri Ji Hyon, had recruited the Vietnamese suspect, Doan Thi Huong.
In the meantime the second group, additionally consisting of a state safety member, O Jong Gil, and a overseas ministry member, Hong Music Hac, introduced on board Indonesian suspect Siti Aishah.
Kim stated all 4 members of the assassination teams fled to North Korea after the killing.
A big help group labored alongside them, consisting of North Korean embassy staff, in addition to staff of the Koryo state airline and a personal buying and selling firm.
Kim didn’t say how the North Korean suspect already in Malaysian custody, forty six-yr-previous Ri Jong Chol, was concerned.
Lifeless in underneath 20 minutes
He added Kim’s demise would have been “painful.”
The Indonesian suspect, 25-yr-previous Aishah, informed the Indonesian deputy ambassador to Malaysia that she believed she was participating in a prank when she rubbed the substance on Kim’s face.
She stated she believed it was child oil.
Malaysian authorities are nonetheless holding Kim’s physique and will not flip it over till they obtain a subsequent-of-kin DNA pattern, dental profiling and physique marks to determine the sufferer.
Yoonjung Web optimization contributed to this report.