Pyongyang accused the United States and South Korea of planning an assassination of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Yonhap news agency reports.
According to the report of the North Korean Ministry of State Security, the US and South Korea entered the country in order to kill Kim Jong-un using biochemical substance.
North Korea, in its turn, threatened to attack the US and South Korean Secret Services.
"We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the U.S. CIA" and South Korea's National Intelligence Service "targeting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership," North Korea's Ministry of State Security said in an English-language statement published by the North Korean Central News Agency.
As reported by South China Morning Post newspaper, the assassination of the North Korean leader was supposed to take place during his public appearance in Pyongyang.
The assassination was to be carried out by a North Korean national named “Kim” who settled in Pyongyang in 2016.
According to North Korea's Ministry of State Security, in 2014 Kim worked in “lumber industry in the Khabarovsk region of Russia”