North Korea says alleged plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un is a 'declaration of war' [KCNA/via Reuters]
DW: North Korea wants South Korea to extradite spy chief
Pyongyang has demanded the extradition of the Seoul's top intelligence chief, a Chinese businessman, and unnamed CIA agents, accusing them of trying to poison Kim Jong Un. The North said its forces foiled the plot.
North Korean officials described the alleged assassination attempt as a "declaration of war" and "state-sponsored terrorism" on Friday.
"We urge the relevant authorities to immediately detect and arrest and hand over" the accused individuals, who were "targets of due heavy punishment," deputy Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol said in a statement carried the state-controlled media.
"None of the brutal perpetrators of hideous state-sponsored terrorism aiming at the removal of the DPRK supreme leadership will survive on this planet," he added.
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WNU Editor: The North Koreans are more ticked-off about this .... North Korea sends letter of protest to Congress over sanctions (L.A. Times). The threats are also increasing .... North Korea warns of more nukes if US imposes new sanctions (NYPost/Reuters).
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