North Korea has laid claims that the American government tried to kill its leader Kim Jong Un through its security agency CIA. The shocking attempt was reportedly carried out with a chemical weapon.
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According to a report from The Independent, the state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) claims U.S. and South Korea were partners to that plot.
The report alleges that President Donald Trump’s government sponsors terrorism, and would have used a chemical or biological weapon to achieve its purpose against the erring leader.
Kim’s death would have been similar to the death of his late half-brother who died at an airport in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year through a nerve agent VX.
Although KCNA is seen as a propaganda arm of DPRK’s ruling Workers’ Party and is known for making unverified statements, BBC quoted the news agency as saying that America and South Korea were the chief culprits. The attack was carried out by a North Korean citizen identified as “Kim” – a namesake to the dictator.
Two cash transfers were made to Kim’s bank account from an unidentified source. He first received $20,000 and the account was later credited on two installments with $100,000 each. The payment was expected to help him obtain materials for a chemical attack. Although another cash transfer of $50,000 was also recorded, it remains unclear whether it was an addition or for other purposes like “bribery”.
The ministry of state security said Kim was paid to kill its leader but had his plans thwarted. It remained a secret if the deserter was executed.
“In May this year, a group of heinous terrorists who infiltrated our country on the orders of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US and the South Korean puppet Intelligence Service with the purpose of carrying out state-sponsored terrorism against our supreme headquarters using biological and chemical substance were caught and exposed,” writes the KCNA.
“This palpably shows the true nature of the US as the main culprit behind terrorism.”
“Only the CIA can produce such substance,” adds the North Korean media house which also claimed that South Korea provided funding for the plan.
President Trump promised to bring an end to North Korea’s nuclear weapons, but KCNA which often refers to Kim Jong Un as a supreme leader, described the American as “a chameleon” who would do anything to overthrow governments around the world. It added that Washington used “terrorism” to justify its attacks on Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
KCNA, at that time, alleged that there was an imminent threat against DPRK’s supreme leadership, adding that the plan was to use “bomb terrorism” at a military parade. It also raised alarm on a possible release of some “biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance” during a national event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum of Kim Il-sung, the country’s founding leader.
It was believed that the hatched terrorist attack, if successful, would have its symptoms on affected citizens between a period of 6 to 12 months.