North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

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07 May, 2017

North Korea on Friday accused usa and South Korean intelligence services of hatching a plot to assassinate dictator Kim Jong Un with a "biochemical substance".

The accusation alleged that the US and South Korea had plotted to murder "supreme leader" Kim Jong Un and others among the North Korean leadership with a bio-chemical weapon.

China is increasingly finding itself in a position to consider imposing an oil embargo, a last-resort measure to deter North Korea from its nuclear weapons ambitions, after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to toughen sanctions against the North Korean regime, according to experts quoted by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

That citizen, identified only as Kim, was allegedly working in Russian Federation in the timber industry.

The North's Ministry of State Security released a statement saying the CIA and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of South Korea "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership" of North Korea.

It's only the latest in a string of odd, as-yet-unproven accusations over the years that a proud, highly sensitive North Korea has leveled at its U.S and South Korean rivals.

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.

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North Korean officials said they were beginning an "anti-terrorist attack" that would "sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organisations of the United States imperialists and the puppet clique" after the alleged plot was uncovered.

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The North Korean claim on Friday said Pyongyang will be launching its own intelligence operations to counter USA and South Korean spying and assassination plots against Mr. Kim.

The North Korean state media released little information about the alleged assassin, only that he was "human scum" who received about $750,000 from the USA and was working with a contact in South Korean intelligence.

Pyongyang's Kumsusan Palace of the Sun serves as a mausoleum for Kim Il Sung, founder of the North Korean state and grandfather to Kim Jong Un.

On Friday, a spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry called Gardner's remarks a "provocation that can not be overlooked" and an affront to the dignity of the country's supreme leadership, from a man who was "tantamount to mentally deranged". The North Korean commentary said it's China that crossed "the red line".

The North Korea conundrum is a perpetual foreign-policy headache for South Korea's leaders. VX, classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations, is 100 times more deadly than sarin when applied to the skin.

Shim told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the expletive used by North Korea to criticize Gardner is "one of the worst".


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