North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to kill Kim Jong

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea's intelligence service of a plot to attack its "supreme leadership" with a bio-chemical weapon and said such a "pipe-dream" could never succeed.

A statement, carried by North Korean news agency KCNA, said the alleged plot included the use of "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance".

The report further specifies the detail of the attempted assassination on Kim Jong-un, claiming that the "terrorists" had involved a North Korean citizen in their plot.

Kim was said to have received over $20,000 from South Korean agents on two occasions and reportedly planned to attack the North Korean leadership during a public event in Pyongyang.

Kim Jong-nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 after two Asian women rubbed what the Malay police later said was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent on his face.

"Criminals going hell-bent to realize such a pipe dream can not survive on this land even a moment", the statement said, and denounced the agencies as "U.S. imperialists and the puppet clique".

The US military has said Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo visited South Korea this week and met his South Korean counterpart for discussions.

A report emerged from the state-run North Korean media on Tuesday claiming that they are "close" to nuclear war with the United States.

The article was not attributed to any government agency or official; the writer was identified only as Kim Chol.

Does the U.S. want to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un? But in a potential sign of an internal purge, it said that the ministry will "ferret out and mercilessly destroy the terrorists".

While China has been angered by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, it has signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against it, and says it is committed to enforcing them.

Kim has continued North Korea's nuclear weapons program in spite of worldwide pressure to shut it down.

North Korea has a history of bombastic propaganda featuring unfounded claims.

President Trump said that he and his administration were still looking for a non-military path, such as added economic sanctions, to deal with North Korea.

Trump even ordered two major attacks in Syria and Afghanistan last month, both of them viewed as stern warnings to the North.

In a recent interview with Bloomberg that received some criticism, Trump said he'd be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-un "under the right circumstances".

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