North Korea: US and South Korea tried to assassinate Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong-un

US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media report.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo was in South Korea this week, conducting "detailed security discussions" with his South Korean counterpart and visiting an island near the border between North and South, the US military command in South Korea said in a statement Tuesday.

US and South Korean intelligence agencies have allegedly attempted to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korean state media report.

It said South Korean agents gave money and satellite communication equipment to the North Korean to attack Kim Jong-un during a public event with a biochemical weapon such as a delayed-action radioactive or "nano poisonous" substance.

North Korea held a large military parade in Pyongyang on April 15, but KCNA reported contacts between Kim and the South Korean agents as late as April 20.

The two intelligence agencies, "hotbed of evils in the world, hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK", the news agency said, using the initials of the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

South Korea has accused Pyongyang of assassination plots, too, most recently in February following the murder of Kim Jong Nam, allegedly at the hands of North Korean agents.

"A ugly terrorists' group, which the Central Intelligence Agency and the IS infiltrated into the DPRK on the basis of covert and meticulous preparations to commit state-sponsored terrorism against the supreme leadership of the DPRK by use of the bio-chemical substance, has been recently detected", the statement goes on.

On Thursday, the House voted overwhelmingly to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

In the statement Friday, the ministry said in response to the alleged plot on Kim Jong Un, a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the US imperialists and the puppet clique", referring to South Korea.

"There is no doubt that the United States and South Korea have been thinking about eradicating Kim Jong Un, but it is hard to put into practice", he said.

The bill, which will go to the Senate for final approval, prohibits North Korean ships or those from any other country, including China, that refuse to comply with the resolutions of the UN Security Council condemning the ballistic missile launches from operating in USA waters or docking at U.S. ports. Such moves would be a step toward the country's goal of developing nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland.

Related News:

  • Inauguration day: Macron to become France's new president

    At the end of the formalities, a 21-gun salute rang out from the Invalides military hospital on the other side of the River Seine. Half have never held elected office, including a retired female bullfighter and a star mathematician, and half are women.

    Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

    He also calls for the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea after withdrawing them in the 1990s. Moon said he thinks so, too. 'I will go to Beijing and Tokyo and, if the conditions are right, to Pyongyang also'.
    Jilted Indian lover rapes, kills ex-girlfriend, police say

    Jilted Indian lover rapes, kills ex-girlfriend, police say

    Police said the attackers mutilated her private parts after the rape and ran a vehicle over her face to prevent identification. The victim was living with her mother and brother and used to work in a private medicine company.
  • New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

    New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

    However, at the 2017 pageant, Miss District of Columbia made a decision to rock her natural curls, and it landed her the crown. Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title this year were born in other countries and now US citizens.

    Shimkus calls vote for health care change a promise fulfilled

    And while they earn more than the federal poverty level, they are well below what is considered minimal household income levels. Republicans were determined to kill Obamacare, and now they are going to sink under the weight of their own failure.
    China Launches 'One Belt, One Road' Initiative

    China Launches 'One Belt, One Road' Initiative

    The grand project aims to connect Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, sea links and railway lines. He said CPEC makes Pakistan both a conduit and destination for cross-regional investment and trade.
  • Meghan Markle attends polo match featuring Prince Harry

    Meghan Markle attends polo match featuring Prince Harry

    Royal watchers were not horsing around when Prince Harry's girlfriend showed up to watch him compete in a charity polo match. We know, finally! Fans should expect another spotting veryyyy soon, as Markle is set to attend Pippa Middleton's wedding .
    Overwatch gets art book and comics anthology, due in October

    Overwatch gets art book and comics anthology, due in October

    There's also an Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1 hardcover book coming on October 10 that will retail at $19.99. That anthology now has an October 10 release date and a price of $19.99.
    Browns' Myles Garrett Receives Advice From Hall of Famer Bruce Smith

    Browns' Myles Garrett Receives Advice From Hall of Famer Bruce Smith

    Why should I be afraid of saying those kinds of things? "I got to run with them first", Garrett said. I'm not anxious about anything but being the best football player and person I can be".
  • Homebuilder confidence soars in May

    Homebuilder confidence soars in May

    The prospective buyer traffic component indicated rising interest in new home sales, as it scored above the breakeven level of 50. In March, the index reached 71 which was the highest since June 2005 during the height of the prior housing boom.
    Police chief shot in upstate NY; suspect barricaded, cops say

    Police chief shot in upstate NY; suspect barricaded, cops say

    The village of Maybrook is mostly in the town of Montgomery and partly in the town of Hamptonburgh, south of Interstate 84. Police have not revealed whether Bostick was shot by an officer, or if his death was caused by a self inflicted injury.
    Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

    Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

    An SDF commander, identified only as Abdel-Qader, declined to specify dates at a news conference, citing tactical reasons. Regarding the US decision to arm Kurdish elements of the SDF, Davis said the arming has not yet begun.


Most liked

Former official says she warned White House about Flynn
Commenting on this conversation on Fox news, President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for not vetting Flynn. Pence vouched for Flynn in television interviews, using information he's said came from the national security adviser.

JPMorgan buys Dublin building with room for 1000 staff
Dublin is among the locations being considered by JP Morgan for an enlarged European Union hub following the Brexit vote. The US bank now employs 500 people in the Dublin.

JPMorgan buying $137M Dublin office for 1000 staff
These are commonly referred to as back-office functions and are not as well paid as front-office jobs in areas such trading. The bank is understood to have paid $137m (£106m) for the prestigious block.

Ford to cut global workforce by 10%
Fields's three-year tenure, and the company's market value has slipped far behind those of Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co. Ford's global headcount sits at some 200,000 employees, so 10 percent comes out to about 20,000 potentially lost jobs.

Coast Guard searching for missing plane with four people on board
A Coast Guard cutter was dispatched to the area and was expected to arrive later Tuesday to assist with the search. On the plane were New Yorkers Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich, along with Blumin's sons, age 4 and 10.

DOJ Ramps Up Investigation of Sun-Times Sale
Tronc has pledged to continue to publish the tabloid and to maintain independent newsrooms if it is successful in the takeover. Chicago's media scene could get a lot smaller - so long as the Justice Department approves.

BJP Thiruvananthapuram President Threatens CPM, 'Hate Speech' Case Filed
The investigators have already identified the seven-member killer gang and search is on for the remaining members of the gang. O Rajagopal said that such statements should be taken as the "emotional outburst of the young leaders" in the party.

'Dr Phil' to air 2nd interview with Hernandez's fiancee
After the suicide, rumors came out that Hernandez had a lover in jail. "That's not the Aaron I know", she said. Phil ", something that could reveal more insights on the Aaron Hernandez case at 12:00 p.m. via Network Ten.

GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'
So I ask again: Don't they get sick? The AHCA also plans to support discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. The ACA has reconfigured the fundamental structure and culture of how health insurance operates in the United States.

Of the 48 affected NHS England hospitals, six remain unoperational
Laurent Marechal, a cyber security expert at McAfee, said: "We still don't know if this is worsening or easing". Bitcoin, the world's most-used virtual currency, allows anonymous transactions via heavily encrypted codes.

Cubs' Jon Lester on slide rule: Changes making baseball 'soft'
This is, however, dependent on who the Cardinals decide to start, after announcing they will skip Wacha, for extra rest. Happ's a rookie (he hit a home run earlier!) but he'll learn how to bust up a throw without going off the bag.

Amazon gives voice-enabled speaker a screen, video calling
The Echo Show is equiiped with two Dolby stereo speakers, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and an Intel Atom processor. The $229.99 Echo Show shuns the Echo's typically cylindrical styling and adds a screen for video chatting.

New Ebola Virus Outbreak In Northern DR Congo
Last week, World Health Organization reported one Ebola-related death and the possibility of two others. Ebola occasionally jumps to humans from animals including bats and monkeys.

China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism
In the second session of round table conference the leaders will discuss "Connectivity cooperation for inter connected development".

Interserve plc's (IRV) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
Shell Asset has 0.1% invested in Compass Group plc (LON:CPG) for 206,489 shares. 5 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. The stock of General Mills, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) earned "Market Perform" rating by Northland Capital on Wednesday, August 5.