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North Korea vows to "mercilessly destroy" CIA after claiming foreign intelligence agencies involved in 'bio-chemical plot' against leadership

Mirror logo Mirror 9/05/2017 Scarlet Howes

North Korea has vowed to "mercilessly destroy" what it calls 'terrorists of the CIA', after claiming there was a plot to attack its 'supreme leadership' with a bio-chemical weapon.

"We cannot bear this anymore. We have to wipe out those villains involved in the recent hideous terrorist plot," John Hyon Hak, a Pyongang resident said in video recording the reaction of North Koreans.

A statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, claimed the foreign intelligence agencies 'infiltrated' the country 'to commit state-sponsored terrorism'.

It claimed they had 'ideologically corrupted' and bribed a North Korean surnamed Kim - the most common Korean surname - and turned him into 'a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership'.

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Video provided by North Korea's official news agency KCNA showed Pyongyang residents reacting to the news, after the statement was issued on Friday.

“The Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. and the Intelligence Service (IS) of South Korea, hotbed of evils in the world, hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK and those acts have been put into the extremely serious phase of implementation after crossing the threshold of the DPRK,” the statement read.

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The South Korean news agency Yonhap notes that the statement also included threats to both countries.

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“We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the U.S. CIA,” the article warned.

“Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the U.S. imperialists and the puppet clique.”

“Criminals going hell-bent to realize such a pipe dream cannot survive on this land even a moment,” the statement vowed.

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The attack resembles theories surrounding the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of dictator Kim Jong-un, who an assassin killed in Kuala Lumpur this year using VX nerve agent, a weapon of mass destruction, according to Malaysian authorities.

While police in that country have found ties between the murder suspects and the North Korean government, Pyongyang has denied involvement and denounced a US-led conspiracy to frame the Kim government for the killing.

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