Kim Jong Nam's son purportedly speaks in new video

A video purportedly of Kim Han Sol, son of Kim Jong Nam, was published on YouTube Wednesday, and circulated in South Korea. The video has yet to be fully confirmed, but his identity is seen as likely, based on previous appearances.

The mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur last month has been widely blamed on North Korea, though Pyongyang denies this.

"My father has been killed a few days ago," the man says in English in the clip. "I'm currently with my mother and my sister... We hope this gets better soon." The Washington Post reports Kim Han Sol is 21 or 22.

The video was posted on the YouTube channel of Cheollima Civil Defense, which says it works with North Korean defectors.

CCD said on its website that it responded to an "emergency request" by Kim Jong Nam's family and helped move the three. CCD thanked the Netherlands, China, the United States and a "fourth government to remain unnamed" for their help in the matter, the CBC reports.

North Korean and Malaysian relations have disintegrated over the handling of Kim Jong Nam's death on Malaysian territory.

Tuesday the two sides banned each other's respective citizens from leaving the other's country.

"You'd have to go back a long way for this kind of wholesale diplomatic meltdown," Euan Graham, of the Lowy Institute, an Australian policy think tank in Sydney, told Reuters.

Graham called Kim Jong Nam's death "the most outrageous public murder that you can imagine," one that used "a chemical weapon in a crowded international airport."

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Malaysia's Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar (C) speaks next to a screen showing North Korean Kim Uk Il during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Malaysia's Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar (C) speaks next to a screen showing North Korean suspect Ri Ji U during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Malaysia's Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar (C) speaks next to a screen showing North Korean suspect Ri Ji U during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Malaysian police officers gather in front of the gate of the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
A reporter holds up a local newspaper during his report in front of the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Malaysia's Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar demonstrates to the media during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Nguyen Thi Vy, 54, mother in law of Doan Thi Huong, a suspect involved in the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother, looks at handouts and published photographs of the four arrested suspects including Huong at Huong's family home in Nghia Hung district, northern province of Nam Dinh on February 22, 2017. Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia's top policeman said. Royal Malaysian Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Vietnamese suspect Doan Thi Huong, 28, and Indonesian Siti Aishah, 25, had been trained to swab the man's face, practising in Kuala Lumpur before the assault at the airport. / AFP / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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