[ti:Report: Murdered Half-brother of N. Korean Leader Met with US Intelligence] [by:蜗蜗牛小游戏网 www.liandama.cn] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问www.liandama.cn [00:00.20]Media reports say the half-brother of North Korea's leader [00:05.28]was working with a United States intelligence agency. [00:10.28]Kim Jong Nam was killed in Malaysia in 2017. [00:16.20]The Wall Street Journal reported Monday on the claim. [00:21.12]The newspaper said that an unnamed "person [00:25.12]knowledgeable about the matter" [00:27.56]had provided information about the case. [00:31.92]Other news agencies have not been able to confirm the story. [00:38.20]The Central Intelligence Agency has declined to comment on the issue. [00:45.00]Officials at South Korea's National Intelligence Service [00:50.04]and the Unification Ministry, which oversees ties with North Korea, [00:56.72]also said they could not confirm the report. [01:01.28]The Wall Street Journal report says officials believe Kim Jong Nam [01:07.76]had likely been in contact with security services of other countries. [01:15.20]However, Kim Jong Nam probably [01:18.76]did not know about the country's "inner workings," [01:23.16]the newspaper quotes one former unnamed official as saying. [01:28.80]Kim Jong Nam had remained outside of North Korea for a long time. [01:36.56]Reuters news agency reports that Kim Jong Nam's [01:41.57]possible activities for U.S. intelligence [01:45.76]are noted in a new book about North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. [01:52.80]The book, "The Great Successor," [01:55.65]was written by Washington Post reporter Anna Fifield. [02:02.00]It is being released this week. [02:04.94]Fifield says in her book that Kim Jong Nam [02:10.48]met with intelligence agents in Singapore and Malaysia. [02:17.88]South Korean and U.S. officials have said [02:22.12]that North Korean officials ordered the killing of Kim Jong Nam [02:27.96]after he criticized the country's family-ruled leadership. [02:34.28]North Korea has denied this. [02:38.28]In February of 2017, [02:41.75]two women smeared a substance on the face of Kim Jong Nam [02:47.36]while he was in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. [02:52.72]Investigators said the substance that the women used [02:57.68]contained VX nerve agent, a banned chemical weapon. [03:04.52]He died soon afterwards. [03:08.88]Malaysian officials arrested the two women, [03:12.72]Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, [03:19.48]shortly after the incident. [03:22.60]Government lawyers charged the two with murder. [03:27.16]Those charges were reduced, however, [03:30.52]and both were released earlier this year. [03:35.64]Kim Jong Nam was the oldest son of former North Korean leader [03:41.40]Kim Jong-il and the half-brother of current leader Kim Jong Un. [03:50.04]I'm Mario Ritter Jr. 更多听力请访问www.liandama.cn