CIA accused of plotting Kim Jong-Un’s killing

FPJ BureauUpdated: Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:13 AM IST
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Seoul : North Korea on Friday accused the CIA and Seoul’s intelligence services of conspiring to assassinate the isolated country’s leader Kim Jong-Un with a biochemical weapon, amid heightened tensions in the region.

In a statement the powerful ministry of state security, said it had foiled a “vicious plot” by a “hideous terrorists’ group” to attack the North’s “supreme leadership”. The accusations come with the US and North trading threats over the latter’s nuclear and missile programmes, and as Washington considers whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. That follows the killing of Kim’s estranged half-brother Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur international airport.–AFP

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