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Man claiming to be Kim's son says on YouTube that he's safe

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a TV screen shows a picture of Kim Jong Nam, the older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the railway station in Seoul, South Korea. A man claiming to be the son of the slain half brother Kim Jong Nam has appeared in a YouTube video saying he's safely with his mother and sister. Kim Jong Nam was killed in Malaysia on Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a TV screen shows a picture of Kim Jong Nam, the older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the railway station in Seoul, South Korea. A man claiming to be the son of the slain half brother Kim Jong Nam has appeared in a YouTube video saying he's safely with his mother and sister. Kim Jong Nam was killed in Malaysia on Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • People at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, watch a TV news program displaying a video in which a man claims to be the son of the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The South Korean National Intelligence Service determined the man in the video is Kim Han Sol, whose father, Kim Jong Nam, was killed at an airport in Malaysia last month. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    People at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, watch a TV news program displaying a video in which a man claims to be the son of the slain half brother of North Korea‚Äôs leader Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The South Korean National Intelligence Service determined the man in the video is Kim Han Sol, whose father, Kim Jong Nam, was killed at an airport in Malaysia last month. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)  (The Associated Press)

A man claiming to be the son of the slain half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared in a YouTube video saying he's safely with his mother and sister.

An official at the South Korean National Intelligence Service's public affairs office and an aide to a member of parliament's intelligence committee both said Wednesday the NIS had determined that the man in the video is Kim Jong Nam's son Kim Han Sol, believed to be 22.

Kim Jong Nam was killed in Malaysia on Feb. 13. North Korea is widely suspected to be behind the attack.

A 2012 interview with the son by Finnish television can be found on YouTube. A voice analysis institute said there was a "high probability" both videos feature the same speaker.

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