Police obtain Interpol Red Notice to arrest 4 N. Korean nationals

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"Now is the time to bring added financial pressure to Pyongyang and hold them accountable for their actions", Cruz said.

It was astounding the USA government had provided over £1billion in aid to North Korea to no result, as Kim Jong-un continues to escalate the situation on the peninsula, Donald Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

At a glitzy bar in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, just a stone's throw from the Petronas Twin Towers, the Beach Club was where 25-year-old Indonesian Siti Aisyah was first introduced to a North Korean man known as James.

Despite that, some opine that the North Korean authorities are propagandizing the development of markets as Kim's achievements.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R- Texas, pictured) announced he was going to introduce legislation to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Jong-nam, 45, was killed on February 13 when he was attacked with the deadly toxin VX nerve agent inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

"I was made to understand that they are leaving it to our government to deal with", he told reporters.

At the time of the killing, Kim Jong-nam was carrying a diplomatic passport bearing another name, but Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday his identity was confirmed using DNA samples taken from his son, who is overseas.

An Interpol red notice is effectively an global arrest warrant.

United States government sources have also said they believe North Korea was behind the attack.

But as relations soured, Malaysia recalled its envoy from Pyongyang and expelled the North Korean ambassador.

Malaysia's prime minister has openly accused North Korea of being behind the assassination.

Dr Subramaniam was commenting on a statement by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim on Jong-nam's family having given permission to the Malaysian Government to manage the body of the deceased.

The US intelligence community and defence officials are anticipating that North Korea will soon carry out a new round of testing of its missile and nuclear programme, a media report said on Friday. The two countries have also scrapped visa-free travel for each other's citizens.

North Korea has, in turn, criticised Malaysia's handling of the investigation.

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