North Korea Accuses US of Plotting Kim Assassination

North Korea has accused the Central Intelligence Agency of plotting with South Korea to assassinate the country's leader, Kim Jong-Un, using a "biochemical substance", adding that the plot was tantamount to a "declaration of a war".

North Korea claimed in 2012 that South Korean spies persuaded a defector from the North to infiltrate the country and try to destroy statues of state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.

Kim recently watched huge military parades marking the Day of the Sun and the 85th anniversary of the North Korean army.

Upon returning home, the spies allegedly had repeated contact with the man, and last month informed him he would use a biochemical weapon to carry out the assassination.

Seoul has condemned North Korea for conducting its latest military exercise, which involved simulating a commando raid on South Korea's presidential palace.

He said North Korea will likely ignore China from now on while trying to strengthen ties with Russian Federation and improve relations with a new South Korean government to be inaugurated next week. The Kim regime has been testing ballistic missiles in recent days, while the US began installing a defense system in South Korea that would ideally destroy missiles launched from the North before they hit their intended target.

"He said that the KPA elite artillery group defending the south-west front should keep highly alert to break the backbone of the enemy once ordered", a North Korean report claimed, following the activation of the American Thaad missile defence system and intensified joint military drills.

The North Korean statement described the U.S. as a state sponsor of terrorism itself, and an "empire of evil".

The claim comes amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea over the reclusive regime's nuclear weapons program and recent provocative ballistic missile tests.

In a detailed report, North Korean officials claim that the Central Intelligence Agency helped a group of terrorists enter the DPRK and that these terrorists were all set to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a public event in the capital city of Pyongyang.

A North Korean newspaper said that the nation was "waiting for the moment it will reduce the whole of the USA mainland to ruins".

The dictatorship's security ministry said it would take vengeance against the countries.

Notwithstanding the truth of the allegations, they came at a time of high tension in the region.

Analyst Cheong Seong-chang at South Korea's private Sejong Institute said the North's discontent at China appears to be on the "verge of exploding".

North Korea does not have a monopoly on demonstrating aggressive behavior in the conflict, however.

In early April, President Donald Trump met with Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss the "North Korean problem".

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