Also Friday, North Korea vowed to bolster its capabilities for a preemptive nuclear attack, citing US hostile policy and its nuclear threat and blackmail, according to a statement of the Institute for American Studies of North Korea's Foreign Ministry carried in KCNA.
North Korea asserts that the US and South Korea hired an "ideologically-corrupted" man surnamed Kim and turned him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK".
He was supposed to target the "supreme leadership" at a public event or military parade, using "bomb terrorism" that involved "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano-poisonous substance", it said.
The statement from North Korea's Ministry of State Security released Friday said the USA intelligence agency had bribed a North Korean citizen, named only as Kim, in 2014 to carry out the plot.
Beijing has been angered by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and supported United States sanctions, but foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said it opposes other countries using their own domestic law to impose unilateral sanctions.
Meanwhile, tensions between North Korea and the US continue to escalate, and the US House of Representatives voted by 419-1 yesterday to approve legislation to tighten sanctions on North Korea.
The accusation comes just months after the assassination of half-brother Kim Jong Nam via VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur.
The legislation prohibits vessels owned by North Korea or other countries that violate United Nations Security Council resolutions on the country from operating in US waters or docking at USA ports.
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Pompeo's visit to South Korea included "detailed security discussions" with Seoul intelligence officials and a visit to an island near the border with the North, according to the USA military command in Korea.
North Korea's claim Friday came amid a growing movement in the US Congress to have the country returned to the State Department's list of designated state sponsors of terrorism. According to reports, the dictator, who claims of possessing H-Bombs in his artillery, visited military units on Jangjae and Mu islets located near South Korea's front-line Yeongpyeong Island, which is less than 10 miles from North Korea.
North Korea has accused the Central Intelligence Agency of orchestrating a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
The war of words between the west and the reclusive regime has spiked in recent weeks, and Pyongyang has threatened to carry out a sixth nuclear test that would further inflame tensions. For the first claim, few North Koreans detected a major increase in the number of snakes, and as for the second, the more accurate conclusion was that an improper use of pesticides had impacted North Korea's agricultural yields.
But he also said this week he would be willing to meet Kim Jong-un, in the right circumstances.
"We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy the last one the terrorists of the US CIA", the North's KCNA official news outlet reported.
Rodong Sinmun specifically criticized the Chinese media's call for more sanctions against North Korea as a way to avert war.
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