Malaysia, North Korea Rift Deepens in Wake of Murder

Kuala Lumpur, February 25 (QNA) – The Malaysian government is reviewing its diplomatic ties with North Korea in light of the circumstances surrounding the murder of leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother. The Malaysian police confirmed on Friday that the ba…

Kuala Lumpur, February 25 (QNA) – The Malaysian government is reviewing its diplomatic ties with North Korea in light of the circumstances surrounding the murder of leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother.

The Malaysian police confirmed on Friday that the banned and highly toxic VX nerve agent was responsible for the death of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur last week.

Experts speculate that the killing was an assassination carried out on orders from Pyongyang.

Malaysia’s state-run news agency (Bernama) reported that the government is considering a review of diplomatic relations with North Korea. It said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi instructed foreign ministry officials to present a list of options and their impacts.

The Malaysian government earlier recalled its ambassador to Pyongyang after North Korea’s ambassador, Kang Chol, accused police of not carrying out a fair investigation. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency