More N Korea claims on CIA plot

World | 12 May 2017

Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, North Korean vice foreign minister Han Song Ryol said yesterday.

He met foreign diplomats in Pyongyang yesterday to outline the North's claim that the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the assassination plot. The Ministry of State Security said the plot was foiled last month.

The state media have been running stories about the plot since last week. The ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot, which it called "state-sponsored terrorism."

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