- Title: North Korea renews accusation of CIA assassination plot
- Date: 15th May 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS) ENTRANCE TO NORTH KOREAN EMBASSY SECURITY STAFF ON DUTY EXTERIOR OF NORTH KOREAN EMBASSY BUILDING VARIOUS OF NORTH KOREAN NATIONAL FLAG FLYING NORTH KOREA'S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, JI JAE RYONG, WALKING IN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE AND TAKING SEAT (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) NORTH KOREA'S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, JI JAE RYONG, SAYING: "We don't believe this extreme crime, which was carried out by impure hostile forces, was a simple violation of the domestic security of a sovereign country." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) NORTH KOREA'S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, JI JAE RYONG, SAYING: "This extreme crime is not only directed towards North Korea, but it is also an act of terrorism towards humanity's sense of justice and conscience and a brutal abuse of humanity's future." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) NORTH KOREA'S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, JI JAE RYONG, SAYING: "Like the previous measures taken to enhance nuclear weapons so far, our test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is just a normal process to cope with the United States and its followers' nuclear threats and intimidation." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) NORTH KOREA'S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, JI JAE RYONG, SAYING: "The test launch will occur at any time and at any place according to the will of our highest leadership." PORTRAITS OF FORMER NORTH KOREAN PRESIDENTS KIM IL SUNG (LEFT) AND KIM JONG IL (RIGHT) JI STANDING UP AND LEAVING
- Embargoed: 29th May 2017 11:44
- Keywords: Ji Jae Ryong North Korean ambassador Beijing China assassination plot CIA North Korea
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016GY8407
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: North Korea, increasingly isolated over its repeated weapons tests in violation of UN resolutions, on Monday (May 15) renewed its accusation of a U.S. and South Korean intelligence plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un.
At a media briefing at its embassy in Beijing, North Korea's ambassador to China said the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and South Korean National Intelligence Service conspired "secretly and meticulously" in hatching their plot to use "radioactive or nano-poisonous substances" to assassinate Kim.
Earlier this month, Pyongyang accused the two intelligence services of a failed plot to assassinate Kim with a biochemical bomb at a military parade in Pyongyang. Last week, it demanded that the South hand over its spy chief.
Regarding the latest ballistic missile launch on Sunday (May 14), Ji said the test firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles will occur at the will of the isolated country's highest leadership.
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