North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

Jenna Warner
May 13, 2017

"We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the U.S. CIA", the article warned.

North Korea alleged a bribe paid to a North Korean citizen was used to train him as a terrorist as well as other "accomplices", The Post reported.

The statement, carried by North Korea's official news agency and read on state TV, didn't describe how the alleged plot was broken up or give the full name of the North Korean suspect, identifying him only by his surname, Kim, and didn't say whether anyone else was in custody.

Calling the US and South Korean intelligence services a "hotbed of evils in the world", the report accused the agencies of having "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK".

While the alleged assassination attempt was unable to be verified by any media outlets in the USA, it came at a time of heightened tensions between the US and North Korea.

"The price that Beijing pays for its longstanding support for a North Korean regime that exports instability as its only sure means of regime survival is a bill that has finally come due".

North Korea accused the CIA and South Korea's intelligence service of attempting to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-Un, with a bio-chemical weapon. In a statement the powerful ministry of state security, said it had foiled a "vicious plot" by a "hideous terrorists' group" to attack the North's "supreme leadership".

In a recent interview with Bloomberg that received some criticism, Trump said he'd be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-un "under the right circumstances".

Synder said China has long struggled with a menu of unsatisfactory policy options on North Korea.

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On Thursday, a think tank report from inside the US Congress said that the US' controversial THAAD missile defense system that has begun to be deployed in South Korea may not be capable of actually intercepting North Korean nukes directed around the Korean Peninsula and toward Japan.

Photos from the North's state media showed Kim laughing as his special forces troops attacked what appeared to be a full-scale mock-up of the Blue House before setting it on fire. Further communications take place in April.

South Korea's military "strongly condemned" the drill and warned of "fatal" consequences if the North provoked it.

But the allegation was also "aimed at keeping its people on their toes and strengthening its grip on them", and intended "to distance itself from the assassination of Jong-Nam who was killed by a chemical weapon".

Other reports by Insurance News

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