North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

The ministry of state security statement, carried by state news agency KCNA, said the CIA and South Korean intelligence services had "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK".

State media claims USA and South Korean intelligence agencies were working together with an unidentified terrorist group to carry out an attack, possibly with a biochemical weapon at a military parade.

According to the Ministry of State Security, American and South Korean spies coerced a North Korean citizen into carrying out the assassination attempt in return for money and supplied the would-be assassin with satellite equipment to track Kim's movement.

The ministry said the spy agencies in June 2014 "ideologically corrupted and bribed" a North Korean citizen who had been working in Russian Federation to carry out the alleged assassination on Kim after returning home.

Pompeo's visit to South Korea included "detailed security discussions" with Seoul intelligence officials and a visit to an island near the border with the North, according to the USA military command in Korea.

Reclusive North Korea warned this week that USA hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to impose new sanctions on North Korea.

"The Trump administration ultimately expects Beijing to put enough pressure on Pyongyang to make Kim realize that the nuclear program endangers rather than assures the survival of his regime", Snyder said.

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The Supreme Leader would have been targeted at a military parade and public procession, with the results not be visible for six to 12 months afterwards, it said.

The CIA declined to comment on the allegations.

"Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the United States imperialists and the puppet clique [South Korea]", a North Korean government station published in KCNA.

Earlier this year, Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong-nam, was killed with the banned nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport.

With President Trump promising to stop North Korea developing nuclear weapons, these are also tense times, when Pyongyang could have been tempted to hit back at the US.

Recent months have seen growing tension between North Korea and the U.S. largely spurred by the rogue state's continued work on developing a nuclear and missile programme despite global sanctions.

But he also said this week he would be willing to meet Kim Jong-un, in the right circumstances.

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