N Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to assassinate Kim
- Author: Leroy Wright May 12, 2017,
May 12, 2017, 19:54
Claiming an alleged plot by USA and South Korean intelligence agencies to assassinate Kim Jong-Un, North Korea vowed to "ferret out" and destroy "CIA terrorists".
Officials at South Korea's National Intelligence Service weren't immediately reachable for comment.
"A$3 Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the US imperialists and the puppet clique, the most mean and brutal disgusting terrorist group in the world", the Ministry of State Security statement said, according to the BBC.
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North Korean leader Kim Jon Un oversees a combat drill of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Central News Agency, Dec. 11, 2016.
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The MSS claimed that CIA's intelligence agencies bribed a man from North Korea and transformed him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK".
June 2014: A North Korean working at a timber firm in the Khabarovsk territory of far-eastern Russian Federation is "corrupted and bribed" by CIA and South Korean intelligence agents.
In February of this year, Kim's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport with the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent. It can detect incoming North Korean missiles and shoot them out of the sky.
Security and diplomatic experts consistently advise caution in interpreting North Korean statements. Officials in Seoul said the statue claim was "completely false".
The U.S. has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea.
Recent months have seen growing tension between North Korea and the USA largely spurred by the rogue state's continued work on developing a nuclear and missile programme despite worldwide sanctions.