N. Korea accuses CIA of bio-chemical plot against leaders

Cheryl Sanders
May 15, 2017

In the statement Friday, the ministry said in response to the alleged plot on Kim Jong Un, a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the USA imperialists and the puppet clique", referring to South Korea.

A statement by the North Korean Ministry of State Security said that Pyongyang would find and "mercilessly destroy" the terrorists.

The North's Ministry of State Security released a statement saying "the last-ditch effort" of USA "imperialists" and the South had gone "beyond the limits".

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and the worldwide community, and threats of World War 3, North Korea has accused the Central Intelligence Agency of trying to assassinate the country's leader Kim Jong-un, Express reports.

North Korea claims the Central Intelligence Agency recruited one of its own citizens to carry out the attack.

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KCNA gave lengthy details about the alleged plot but said it could never be accomplished.

For its part, South Korea has admitted to having plans in place to kill Kim.

While China has been angered by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, it has signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against it, and says it is committed to enforcing them.

The statement called the plot equivalent to "the declaration of a war" by the United States against North Korea.

The accusation comes just months after the assassination of half-brother Kim Jong Nam via VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur.

Tensions in the region have increased lately, with both North and South Korea conducting military exercises.

Kim visited military detachments on two islets controlled by North Korea, while forming a strategy against the "South Korean puppet army", state media reported on Friday.

"That is their central argument as to why they need to develop a military deterrent", he said.

It did not mention Kim Jong-un by name, but he is widely referred to as the supreme leader.

North Korea has become the most urgent national security threat and foreign policy issue facing Trump as his first 100 days in office passed.

Supporters hoped it would send a strong message to North Korea, amid worldwide concern over the escalation of its nuclear programme.

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was preparing further sanctions for use "if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions", Reuters reported.

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