US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Corea del Norte acusa Estados Unidos de “conspirar para matar a Kim Jong-un” (Español/English)

Agentes estadounidenses y de Corea del Sur “están conspirando para asesinar al líder norcoreano Kim Jong-un”, según reportaron este viernes los medios de comunicación oficiales de Corea del Norte.

La denuncia del Ministerio de Seguridad Estatal afirma que un grupo terrorista, apoyado por la CIA estadounidense y la agencia de inteligencia de Corea del Sur entró al país para atacar al mandatario con una sustancia bioquímica.

Y afirma que Corea del Norte encontrará y “destruirá despiadadamente” a los conspiradores.

La declaración, que surge en medio de una fuerte tensión y retórica entre Washington y Pyongyang, fue publicada por la agencia de noticias norcoreana KCNA.

Según las autoridades, el supuesto complot incluía el uso de “sustancias bioquímicas, incluyendo sustancias radiactivas y tóxicas”.

Aseguran que el “Líder Supremo” iba a ser atacado en un desfile militar y una procesión pública, y que los resultados sólo serían visibles de seis a 12 meses después.

Alega que un norcoreano, al que identifica con el apellido “Kim”, fue “corrompido y sobornado” por los servicios de inteligencia de Corea del Sur cuando trabajaba en Rusia.

La declaración enumera varios pagos que se le hicieron al sujeto y afirma que cuando éste regresó a Pyongyang se le ordenó que entregara información detallada sobre un sitio frecuentemente utilizado para eventos y analizara posibles métodos de ataque.

“Un ataque antiterrorista de estilo coreano comenzará en este momento para localizar a las organizaciones de inteligencia y conspiradoras de los imperialistas de Estados Unidos y su camarilla de marionetas”, afirma la declaración.

En semanas recientes se ha estado incrementando una guerra de palabras entre Occidente y Pyongyang, y Corea del Norte amenazó con llevar a cabo una sexta prueba nuclear.

Estados Unidos envió un buque de guerra a la región e instaló un controvertido sistema de defensa antimisiles en Corea del Sur.   (BBC Mundo)

US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

English

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

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

A statement by the ministry of state security said a “terrorist group” backed by the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence agency had entered the country in order to prepare an attack with a bio-chemical substance.

It said North Korea would find and “mercilessly destroy” the terrorists.

The claims come amid high tensions in the region.

US President Donald Trump has promised to “solve” North Korea and stop it developing nuclear weapons.

How was ‘plot’ to be carried out?

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

It did not mention Kim Jong-un by name, but he is widely referred to as the Supreme Leader.

The plot included the use of “biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance” whose results would “appear after six or twelve months”, the statement said.

The ministry alleges that a North Korean, which it identifies only by the surname “Kim”, had been “corrupted and bribed” by South Korean intelligence services while he was working in Russia.

It lists several alleged payments made to him, amounting in total to nearly $300,000, and says on his return to Pyongyang he was instructed to provide detailed information about a frequently used event ground and to assess possible methods of attack.

The statement said an “anti-terrorist” attack would be “commenced from this moment,” but gave no further details.

The KCNA news agency frequently carries bellicose rhetoric and threats against the US and South Korea,

A war of words between the West and nuclear-armed North Korea has escalated in recent weeks, with Pyongyang threatening to carry out a sixth nuclear test.

On Saturday North Korea conducted its second failed ballistic missile test in two weeks.

The US has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea.

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was preparing further sanctions for use “if it turns out North Korea’s actions warrant additional sanctions”, Reuters reported.

He also threatened secondary sanctions on companies doing illicit business with North Korea.  (BBC News)