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Kim Jong Nam’s ‘son’ makes video message

AFPSEOUL (AFP-Jiji) — A video of a man describing himself as the son of assassinated North Korean exile Kim Jong Nam emerged Wednesday, apparently the first time a family member has spoken about the killing.

South Korea’s intelligence agency confirmed the individual on the video — uploaded to the YouTube page of a previously unknown group calling itself Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) — is Kim Han Sol.

His father was murdered at Malaysia’s main airport last month by two women using the banned VX nerve agent, with Pyongyang widely blamed for the assassination.

“The man is indeed Kim Han Sol,” a spokesman for the National Intelligence Service told AFP.

The spokesman declined to give further details, including Kim’s current whereabouts or any information about CCD.

In the video, the man says in English: “My name is Kim Han Sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family.

“My father has been killed a few days ago. I’m currently with my mother and my sister. We are very grateful to...” he says, before the audio cuts off and his mouth movements are blacked out.Speech

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