North Korea Summon UK Ambassador After Kim Jong-un Assassination Attempt
Hermit state claim CIA attempted to murder leader
North Korea have summoned Britain’s ambassador following an alleged assassination attempt of their leader Kim Jong un claiming "heinous terrorist" entered the country armed with “biochemical substance”.
The hermit kingdom summoned foreign diplomats which included the UK's envoy Alastair Morgan, to a briefing in Pyongyang where they were informed of the plot.
North Korea's media released a report claiming the vice foreign minister Han Song-ryol informed diplomats that "man-killing demons" had entered the country from the US and South Korea.
The report also went on to claim that the CIA and South Korea's nNational Intelligence Service (NIS) were behind the assassination attempt of Kim Jong-un.
The express reports: Demanding a "Korean-style war on terrorism", Han apparently called for a "principled stand to find out all of the terrorist maniacs and mercilessly wipe them out".
He then urged the ambassadors to persuade the "peace-loving people of the world" to get behind Kim.
The propaganda also claimed those at the briefing "expressed deep concern about such attempted heinous terrorism and understanding of North Korea's principled stand".
But given Mr Morgan's previous pronouncements on North Korea, that claim seems dubious.
The ambassador has previously described the rogue state as "the last remaining Stalinist country".
Appearing a video for the Foreign Office last year, Mr Morgan said: "It is a country where the Worker's Party of Korea is in complete control.
"It has a monolithic system of leadership under Kim Jong-un and every aspect of life in the country is controlled.
North Korea has accused the CIA of plotting to kill Kim Jong un
"One of the first things you see when you go, is that the entire public space is given over to propaganda."
The UK used every possible occasion to advocate free thought, speech, and information, he said, before adding: “The Government is very vocal on it's concerns about human rights in North Korea."
Britain’s Government also dismissed Pyongyang’s account of the briefing, The Daily Star reported, while confirming Mr Morgan did indeed attend the briefing. the briefing.