North Korea Claims U.S. Tried to Kill Leader
North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of attempting to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un.
The country claims the attempt was made with a “bio-chemical substance.” In a report Friday, North Korean state news agency KCNA claimed a “hideous terrorist group” conspired with the CIA and South Korea’s Intelligence Service (IS) to mount the attack. The report did not offer any evidence other than account laced with fantastical language. Its aim, the report said was to “commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership” during major events. It also claimed a North Korean citizen was involved in the plot.
No part of the report has been independently verified.