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Oct 10, 2017 06:46 PM IST | Source:

North Korea alleges 'CIA tried to assassinate Kim Jong-un'

The allegation comes at a time when Washington and Pyongyang are on the verge of a war in the Korean peninsula

North Korea has alleged that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US had attempted to assassinate its supreme leader Kim Jong-un last May.

According to a report by The Independent, North Korea’s state-run news agency, i.e. Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) alleged in a report that the CIA had tried to employ chemical or biological poison to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

The KCNA claimed that in May terrorists infiltrated the country on the orders of CIA and the South Korean Intelligence Service. But the terrorists, who came with the purpose of ‘carrying out state-sponsored terrorism’ by using biological and chemical substance were captured and exposed by Pyongyang.

It claimed that the ministry of state security had also captured a man named ‘Kim’, who was allegedly paid to kill the supreme leader.

Accusing the US of being the ‘main culprit behind terrorism,’ the KCNA additionally alleged the US of changing its colours like a “chameleon” in order to justify overthrowing of governments in other countries.

Washington has not yet responded to the allegation.

The allegation comes at a time when Washington and Pyongyang are engaged in a high-pitched war of words about the Korean peninsula.

While this is not the first time that Pyongyang has alleged the US of trying to harm its leader, the recent allegation only adds fuel to the existing crisis.
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