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North Korea Accuses U.S. of Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong Un

  • Claim follows President Trump’s offer to meet leader
  • Isolated country has record of unverified plot allegations
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How China and the U.S. Could Deal With North Korea

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North Korea accused the U.S. and South Korea of conspiring to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

The regime’s official Korean Central News Agency alleged that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea’s intelligence services bribed a North Korean citizen to “hurt the supreme leadership” using a biochemical substance. KCNA has a track record of allegations of plots to assassinate North Korea’s leadership, none of which have been verified.