Police have obtained an Interpol Red Notice to bring into custody four North Koreans who were believed to be at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) when Kim Jong-nam was attacked on Feb 13. He didn't say when and where the DNA sample was taken. The decision to deport the 50 North Koreans was not explained but the move comes weeks after ties between the two became tense over the murder North Korean leader's half brother at an airport in Malaysia.
Washington has previously said all options, including military, are on the table in its review of policies toward North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called on builders to finish construction of a new town in Pyongyang before the birthday of the country's late founder in April, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.
"When negotiations are completed and both agree to term we will announce it", he said, referring to bilateral efforts under way to resolve the diplomatic dispute, which has seen both countries expel their respective envoys and impose exit bans on each other's citizens. One is of Vietnam national and the other is from Indonesia.
Speaking at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing, diplomat Pak Myong-ho blamed the United States and South Korea over the killing.More news: Satirical Texas Bill Would Fine Men's Masturbation, Set Viagra Waiting Period
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North Korea, meanwhile, is demanding the return of Kim Jong-nam's body and has strongly denied any role in his death. Now as we have said that we want the next of kin, by normal procedure to claim the body.
"Negotiations are still on going, it started last Monday".
Investigators have demanded it hand over suspects, three of whom are thought to be hiding in North Korea's embassy in Malaysia. But they only pertain to countries that are INTERPOL members, which North Korea is not.
Deputy national police Chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said Kim's family will let the government decide what to do with his body.
Last Wednesday, however, a video emerged online of a man calling himself Kim Han Sol - Kim Jong Nam had a son by that name - and saying his father was "killed". North Korea has rejected the autopsy from Malaysia and said his death was probably from a heart attack.