The deceased half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acted as an informant for the CIA, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing one unnamed source.
The source said “there was a nexus” between the CIA and Kim Jong Nam, who it says would meet with CIA agents in Singapore and Malaysia.
Kim Jong Nam died in February 2017 after being poisoned with a nerve agent at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
South Korea’s intelligence agency later said that Kim ordered his death.
Previous reports say that North Korea consistently denied involvement in the killing, though the United States, South Korean and Malaysian authorities have said Pyongyang was responsible.
Kim Jong Nam lived in exile from his homeland in the Chinese controlled territory of Macau and had occasionally criticized its regime.