N.K. ambassador to Iran claims intelligence agency of US, S. Korea planned terror attack on Kim Jong-un

20-May-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM Print This Post

North Korea’s ambassador to Iran on Thursday claimed that the intelligence agencies of the United States and South Korea planned a terror attack on Kim Jong-un.

In an interview with Press TV, the Iranian state broadcaster’s English-language outlet, Kang Sam-hyon said the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) conspired to attack North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a chemical substance.

“The CIA of the US and the intelligence service of South Korea, hotbed of evils in the world, hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK and those acts have been put into the extremely serious phase of implementation after crossing the threshold of the DPRK,” Kang said, reading from a prepared statement. “Their preparations to commit state-sponsored terrorism against the supreme leadership of the DPRK by use of a chemical substance has recently been detected.”

The DPRK is an acronym for the official name of North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Kang claimed the CIA and the NIS in June 2014 recruited a North Korean citizen surnamed Kim, who was then a worker in the timber industry in Khabarovsk, Russia, to use a poisonous substance to assassinate the North Korean leader during events at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang and at a military parade.

North Korea had an annual military parade, overseen by Kim Jong-un, on April 15.

The North Korean ambassador also claimed that the worker received $200,000 on two occasions from the intelligence agencies.

When asked about the root cause of deepening tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Kang said Washington’s hostile policy is to blame.

“The US has threatened the DPRK with nukes for many years,” he said. “In order to diffuse the tension on the Korean Peninsula, the US must withdraw its forces from South Korea, stop its joint military games with South Korea and conclude a peace agreement with North Korea.”



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