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Jong-nam's son may be next target, ex-N Korean envoy warns

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A former North Korean diplomat has warned that 22-year-old Kim Han-sol may be the next target for assasination following the Feb 13 hit of his father, Kim Jong-nam at KLIA2.

South Korean news agency Yonhap, picking up Japanese news reports, quoted Thae Yong-ho, who was former minister at London’s North Korean embassy, saying the youth could be a barrier to his uncle's pursuit of power.

“Behind it all, there’s Kim Jong-un’s desire to solidify his legitimacy as the leader,” Thae was reported telling Japanese correspondents in Seoul on Wednesday.

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