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Friday, May 5, 2017, 21:57

DPRK accuses US, ROK of assassination attempt

By Xinhua

DPRK accuses US, ROK of assassination attempt
In this April 15, 2017, file photo, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong-un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday that it had foiled an attempt by US and Republic of Korean spy agencies to assassinate the country's top leader Kim Jong-un, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

The KCNA reported that the US and ROK attempted to murder Kim last month with bio-chemical and radioactive substances

According to the report, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  of the United States and ROK's Intelligence Service (IS) attempted to murder Kim last month with bio-chemical and radioactive substances.

The Ministry of State Security of the DPRK said in a statement that CIA recruited a DPRK citizen in Russia's Far East in 2014 and trained him to stage the assassination against Kim when he was making public appearances on April 15 during celebrations of the 105th birthday of DPRK founding leader Kim Il-sung.

The KCNA said the spy, surnamed Kim and a resident of Pyongyang, was given equipment, money and instruction to carry out the plot.

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