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Malaysia blames North Korea for Kim Jong Nam's death

(CNN) -- For the first time, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has directly accused North Korea of murdering Kim Jong Nam.

It comes amid a deepening diplomatic row over the February killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2.

"What we are facing now is the result of their action in assassinating their own citizen in Malaysia, on Malaysian soil, using a strictly banned chemical weapon," Najib told state media agency Bernama W

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