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North Korea claims US, South Korea plotted to kill Kim Jong Un

09 May 2017

North Korea has accused the United States and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons.

North Korea regularly lashes out at the USA and South Korea, though the allegations lodged Friday were more specific than usual.

The ministry alleged that the North Korean man had been "turned" by the CIA and the South Korean intelligence service while working in Russian Federation in 2014.

The CIA told its agent Kim it had access to radioactive and "nano poisonous" substances whose lethal results would appear only after six to 12 months, the statement said.

North Korea on Friday (5 May) said that it will immediately begin "a series of more powerful our-style anti-terrorism striking actions" against the US and South Korean intelligence agencies that plotted to kill their leader Kim Jong-un.

As of this writing, the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) has not released any official statement against the aforementioned claims.

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The alleged assassin, who is only referred to by the surname "Kim", is alleged to have worked as a lumberjack in the Khabarovsk Territory of Russian Federation.

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

KCNA, which often carries threats against the U.S., gave lengthy details about the alleged plot but said it could never be accomplished.

The US has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea.

Tensions have soared on the Korean peninsula in recent weeks amid a string of missile launches by Pyongyang and speculation that the regime was preparing to conduct a sixth nuclear test, with Washington warning that military action was an "option on the table" to confront its nuclear and missile programmes. Although a total oil embargo is unlikely, analysts see some kind of curtailment of Chinese exports to North Korea as probable.

"Upon his repatriation, the [intelligence agencies] conspired with [the suspect] to carry out a bomb attack on our supreme leader, either during an event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, or at a military parade", the statement read.

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In the parade of April 15, North Korea has shown off its nuclear weapons and says it has carried out five nuclear tests since 2006.

North Korea is known to deploy multiple rocket launchers and artillery pieces on the two islets.

North Korea claims the intelligence agencies plotted to kill Kim with bio-chemical weapons.

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

From alleged South Korean plots to kidnap North Korean waitresses to threats to target the exact coordinates of South Korea's "reptile" anti-North Korea media, the North's propaganda is awash in conspiracy theories and ultraviolent threats.

The official KCNA news agency called former president Park Geun-hye a "prostitute" being "pimped" by US presidents and blamed her "venomous swish of skirt" for rising tensions between the two Koreas.

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North Korea claims US, South Korea plotted to kill Kim Jong Un