North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. Pyongyang claims the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services had “hatched a vicious plot” to kill the secretive state’s young leader as he attended ceremonial events. The Ministry of State Security alleges the agencies “ideologically corrupted and bribed a North Korean citizen surnamed Kim” to orchestrate the attack - paying him tens of thousands of dollars. It added that the CIA had chosen to use “biochemical substances” for the assassination and described the alleged plot as tantamount to “the declaration of a war”.
We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA and the puppet Intelligence Services of South Korea.
North Korean statement
No explanation was offered as to how the supposed plot was foiled, or what happened to the North Korean citizen who was allegedly involved. But the statement, which described the suspect as “human scum”, warned: “Criminals going hell-bent to realise such a pipe dream cannot survive on this land even a moment.” The allegations came after the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of imposing tighter sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry. Those in favour of the legislation said it is designed to send a strong message to Pyongyang that the escalation of its nuclear programme will not be tolerated.