North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to murder Kim Jong

Claudine Rigal
Mai 17, 2017

A statement by the ministry of state security said a "terrorist group" backed by the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency had entered the country in order to prepare an attack with a bio-chemical substance.

US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media report.

US and South Korean intelligence agencies have allegedly attempted to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korean state media report.

The Trump administration has not ruled out a military strike against North Korea's missile program but says it first wants to tighten sanctions against the regime and is even prepared to negotiate in the right circumstances.

The ministry said the spy agencies "ideologically corrupted and bribed" a North Korean citizen who had been working in Russian Federation to carry out the alleged assassination attempt involving a "radioactive" and "nano poisonous" substance. The spy, surnamed Kim, had allegedly worked as a lumberjack in Khaborovsk Territory in eastern Russian Federation.

The US has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea.

North Korea has a history of bombastic propaganda featuring unfounded claims.

Geng added that Beijing fully complies with these resolutions despite doubts surrounding China's actions with regards to North Korea.

Last year, lawmakers said Seoul "has a general idea and plan to use precision missile capabilities to target the enemy's facilities in major areas as well as eliminating the enemy's leadership".

North Korea frequently lambastes the United States and South Korea, but its accusation on Friday was unusual in its details.

South Korea has accused Pyongyang of assassination plots, too, most recently in February following the murder of Kim Jong Nam, allegedly at the hands of North Korean agents.

On Thursday, the House voted overwhelmingly to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance at the construction site of Ryomyong Street in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 16, 2017.

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