North Korea has claimed a group involving the CIA and South Korea is plotting to kill their beloved leader Kim Jong-un in a “biochemical” attack, a move that will incite hatred against the US and South Korea in the North.
An assassination of Kim Jong-un and other senior government officials in Pyongyang is reportedly part of Seoul’s contingency plans for a possible major military confrontation between the two Koreas. The US is said to be lending its expertise to the plan.
North Korean’s are very protective of their Leader a threat on him is a national emergency.
The Ministry of State Security has claimed the group “infiltrated” North Korea but that they will “ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA,”
Pyongyang identified one of the people involved in the “vicious plot” as “Kim,” a timber worker who was allegedly bribed by the CIA while working in Russia in June 2014.
The CIA backed group allegedly planned to use an unspecified chemical or biological weapon.
“[The intelligence agents] 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,” the report said.
“[A North] Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the US imperialists and the puppet clique,” the ministry statement warned.
The accusations come amid a period of high tension in the region, as the Trump administration appears to be stepping up the pressure in response to the latest missile tests by North Korea.
Seoul has condemned North Korea for conducting its latest military exercise, which involved simulating a commando raid on South Korea’s presidential palace.
Photos of the military drill, which was observed by North Korean leader Kim John-un, were released by the North Korea’s state owned news agency, KCNA, on Sunday. The pictures show parachuting commandos landing near a mock-up of the Blue House, the official residence of South Korea’s President, and storming the building, which was then apparently targeted by multiple rocket launchers.
“North Korea’s move seems to be aimed at showing that the regime remains firm in contrast to (the political turmoil) in South Korea,” ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told a regular press briefing, referring to a scandal that has led to an impeachment process for South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who was suspended by the parliament last Friday and is awaiting a ruling from the country’s Supreme Court.
North Korea does not have a monopoly on demonstrating aggressive behavior in the conflict, however. The South Korean military regularly conducts exercises to prepare for a possible attack on North Korea, occasionally involving US troops, such as a joint naval drill in October in which South Korean and US naval warships practiced a theoretical attack on North Korea’s nuclear facilities, as part of the country’s Korea Massive Punishment & Retaliation (KMPR) policy.