North Korea accused the United States Central Intelligence Agency as well as South Korea’s intelligence service Friday of plotting to launch an attack on their “supreme leadership” using bio-chemical weapons.
As tension in the region has escalated over the last eight weeks, so have fears that North Korea may initiate its 6th nuclear test-launch despite recent resolutions made by the U.N. Security Council.
Earlier this week, North Korea issued a warning saying that hostility from the United States is bringing the region closer and closer to the brink of World War III.
The nation’s Ministry of State Security sent out a statement saying that “the last-ditch effort” of the U.S. “imperialists” in addition to South Korea have surpassed “the limits”.
“The Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. and the Intelligence Service (IS) of south Korea, hotbed of evils in the world, hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and those acts have been put into the extremely serious phase of implementation after crossing the threshold of the DPRK,” reported the North’s news agency, KCNA.
“A hideous terrorists’ group, which the CIA and the IS infiltrated into the DPRK on the basis of covert and meticulous preparations to commit state-sponsored terrorism against the supreme leadership of the DPRK by use of bio-chemical substance, has been recently detected.”
KCNA also said that both nations’ intelligence services are “ideologically corrupted” and attempted to bribe a North Korean citizen with the surname of Kim, and transformed him into “a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK”.
“They hatched a plot of letting human scum Kim commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership during events at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and at military parade and public procession after his return home,” said KCNA .
“They told him that assassination by use of biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance is the best method that does not require access to the target, their lethal results will appear after six or twelve months…”
“Then they handed him over $20,000 on two occasions and a satellite transmitter-receiver and let him get versed in it.”
The US embassy in Seoul did not comment on the statements.