North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'

Robyn Valdez
May 13, 2017

North Korea held a military parade, rolled out a few missile mock-ups and tested a missile, which blew up nearly immediately after launch.

Korean People's Army tanks are displayed on Kim Il-sung square during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017.

The agency has failed to specify where the center will be located, but the statement noted that a "veteran CIA operations officer" was selected to act as head of the center and as an Assistant Director for Korea.

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But with no test forthcoming, Trump softened his hostility, even saying last week that he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "under the right circumstances", raising eyebrows among foreign policy observers.

The plan, which the North said they thwarted, was to kill the North Korean leader with a biochemical poison, a North Korean foreign ministry official said. Though CIA Director Mike Pompeo suggested the focus would be on North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, North Korea's previous allegations of assassination plots are likely to be further fueled by this move.

No concrete evidence of the alleged plot has been provided by the North.

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North Korea claims the primary suspect is a man it has identified only by the ubiquitous surname "Kim".

"According to our law, the Central Public Prosecutor's Office of the DPRK will use all available methods to start to work to demand the handover of the criminals involved, so as to punish the organizers, conspirators and followers of this bad state-sponsored terrorism", he said. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices.

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The report came only a day after North Korea announced that it had detained another USA citizen on charges of acting against its sovereignty. The Korea Mission Center is the agency's 11th mission center, along with others like the Mission Center for Counterterrorism and the Mission Center for Global Issues, drawing on resources from the CIA.

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