North Korea Tests New High-thrust Rocket Engine

Although Malaysia has never directly accused North Korea of being behind the attack, many speculate that it must have orchestrated it. Experts say the VX nerve agent used to kill Kim was nearly certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory, and North Korea is widely believed to possess large quantities of chemical weapons.

"This successful test has completely got rid of the dogmatism, conservatism, formalism and dependency on imitating other nations' technologies".

"We believe they have since left for Pyongyang".

"We have a lot of options we're working on", he added.

The red notice alerts police in Interpol member countries to share any information on the suspects with a view to potentially arresting and extraditing them to face justice.

"When the time comes we will formally negotiate with North Korea".

An Interpol red notice is effectively an global arrest warrant. It identified the four as Ji Hyon Ri and Song Hak Hong, both 32; Jong Gil O, 54; and Jae Nam Ri, 56.

Interpol issued a "red notice" Thursday for four North Koreans wanted in connection with the weird assassination of Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia, but it probably won't do much good.

The suspected female assassins have been arrested and charged with Kim's murder.

The embalming of the body of murdered North Korean Kim Jong-nam can help preserve it for up to three months.

The killing has triggered a bitter row between Malaysia and North Korea, which have expelled each other's ambassadors.

United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is on a visit to Beijing, pledged to work with China in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear programme.

Kim was on hand for another rocket engine test in September past year after the reclusive country conducted its fifth nuclear test earlier in the month.

The seventh man is believed to be one Chang Nam Un, who is in his mid-30s, the paper quoted a source as saying.

The portly Mr Kim, who travelled frequently throughout south-east Asia under the name Kim Chol, told staff at an airport clinic that he had been sprayed with poison.

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