North Korean delegation arrives in Malaysia as murder charges expected in Kim Jong Nam assassination

A high-level delegation of North Korean officials arrived in Malaysia’s capital today to retrieve the body of the North Korean leader’s assassinated half-brother, as a Malaysian official said two women were set to be charged with murder for the killing using a potent nerve agent.

A former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, who was part of the delegation, told reporters outside the secretive state’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur that the diplomats wanted to obtain the body and seek the release of a North Korean who Malaysian authorities arrested in connected to the case.

The diplomat, Ri Tong Il, also said he hoped to encourage “the development of friendly relations” between North Korea and Malaysia, which has threatened repercussions following the assassination.

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of being behind the Feb. 13 murder of North…

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