September 26, 2020

N. Korean ambassador accuses Malaysia of “defamation”, demands Kim Jong Nam body

Kang Chol does not mention Kim by name, accuses "hostile forces" of undermining investigation

North Korea's ambassador has demanded that Malaysian police return the body of the man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un who died on Monday morning, and accused the government of "defamation" in a statement read outside the DPRK Embassy in Malaysia.

Ambassador Kang Chol told assembled press mid-afternoon that there was "no clear evidence on the cause of death" and that his government "cannot trust" the results of the investigation, blaming "hostile forces against the DPRK".