Interpol warrant issued for four N Koreans: Malaysia

The assassination of Kim Jong Un's older half-brother provides good grounds for relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said Friday.

According to the New Straits Times, a frame-by-frame analysis of video footage captured by airport security cameras shows that Chang entered the frame as soon as Kim Jong-nam began making his way to the self check-in counter where he was eventually attacked.

Despite that, some opine that the North Korean authorities are propagandizing the development of markets as Kim's achievements.

One of the sources said: "There could be a few more people assisting [in the murder], which will raise the number of the total of North Koreans involved to around 10".

Therefore, Kim is virtually tolerating marketization, he added.

"We have obtained a red notice for the four North Korean nationals who were at the airport on the day of the incident and who have since left. we are hoping to get them through Interpol", said Malaysia's police chief Khalid Abu Bakar yesterday. He was attacked by two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - who smeared the toxic VX nerve agent on his face.

"As of now, the body has been handed over to the Health Ministry", Mr Noor Rashid said.

A red notice is a request among Interpol's member states to locate and provisionally arrest a person, pending their extradition.

Pyongyang has demanded the return of Mr Kim Jong-nam's body while Putrajaya is mulling its next move after his family agreed to leave it to the government to handle as it sees fit. Both claim they thought they were taking part in a TV prank.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said over the weekend that negotiations with Pyongyang to secure the exit of Malaysians stuck in North Korea would take place in a matter of "days". The two countries have also scrapped visa-free travel for each other's citizens.

A US lawmaker's move to introduce legislation calling for redesignating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism reflects the USA legislature's "bipartisan" stance against a provocative North Korea, a Seoul official said Saturday.

Jong-nam, who is believed to have at least six children, had been living in exile for several years in the Chinese territory of Macau.

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