Another Suspect Wanted In Connection To Murder Of Kim Jong Un’s Half Brother

FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and died on the way to the hospital, according to a Malaysian government official.
Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and died on the way to the hospital, according to a Malaysian government official. Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E / AP Photos
FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and died on the way to the hospital, according to a Malaysian government official.
Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and died on the way to the hospital, according to a Malaysian government official. Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E / AP Photos

Another Suspect Wanted In Connection To Murder Of Kim Jong Un’s Half Brother

Last week Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed while he was at the airport in Kuala Lumpur.

His poisoning was captured on airport security cameras and now a North Korean embassy official is wanted, along with two other suspects, in connection with the murder.

The North Koreans have denied that the man who was killed is indeed the North Korean leader’s half brother.

For some perspective on the geopolitical ramifications of this case, we turn to Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago and author of several books including The Korean War: A History and North Korea: Another Country.