North Korea says Kim Jong-nam evidence being fabricated by Malaysia

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 24(ANI): North Korea denied responsibility for Kim Jong-nam's death and accussed the Malaysian authorities of fabricating evidence of Pyongyang's involvement under the influence of South Korea. According to New York Times, North Korean Jurists Committee said that the greatest share of responsibility for the death "rests with the government of Malaysia" because he died there. And in what could be seen as a threat to Malaysia, the statement noted that North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state." Earlier, Malaysia has asked Interpol to put out an alert for four missing North Korean suspects wanted in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters that the police had also formally requested an interview with the North Korean embassy's second secretary, who is wanted for questioning. Kim Jong Nam died last Monday after a suspected poisoning while on his way to catch a flight to the Chinese territory of Macau from Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, ties between Malaysia and North Korea have deteriorated as the latter has furiously denied any involvement in Kim's death and blamed the Malaysian side for showing an unfriendly attitude in handling the case.(ANI)