CIA establishes unit focused on North Korea threat

May 13, 2017, 01:44
CIA establishes unit focused on North Korea threat

North Korea held a military parade, rolled out a few missile mock-ups and tested a missile, which blew up nearly immediately after launch.

Although he vowed to "punish the organisers, conspirators and followers of this bad state-sponsored terrorism" through extradition requests, the country is yet to name any foreign suspects.

However, a former Central Intelligence Agency official downplayed the importance of establishing a mission centre dedicated to North Korea, calling the move "cosmetic".

"I can say that the nuclear test will be conducted at the place and time as decided by our supreme leader, Kim Jong-un", Choe told Sky News as tensions around the Korean Peninsula escalates with the Japanese, South Korean and U.S. fleets all conducting naval drills in the region.

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"For China's own national security interests, it's time to act", Susan Shirk, former USA deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of East Asia, said in a talk at Peking University on Tuesday, the same day China announced that a North Korean delegation had been invited to attend an upcoming summit on China's belt and road global trade initiative.

No concrete evidence of the alleged plot has been provided by the North.

The statement said the organizers infiltrated a "terrorist" into the country who had satellite communications equipment. "It's a sign that, 'OK folks, we're going to get serious about this, '" he said.

The North further said that a South Korean agent named Jo Ki Chol and a "secret agent" named Xu Guanghai, director general of the Qingdao NAZCA Trade Co. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices.

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Reading from a prepared statement, Mr Han said: "These terrorists plotted and planned in detail for the use of biochemical substances including radioactive and poisonous substances as the means of assassination".

It reiterated the government's determination "to hunt down and mercilessly smash every single one of the terrorist maniacs of the CIA and the South Korean" Intelligence Service.

The CIA on Wednesday launched a Korea Mission Center to deal with the North Korean nuclear issue, according to a press release.

In statements for foreign distribution, North Korea often refers to its leader Kim Jong Un without naming him, instead using the phrase "supreme leadership" or "supreme dignity".

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In mid-April, expectations of a sixth North Korean nuclear test coupled with reports that a U.S. Navy carrier strike group was sailing towards the Korean Peninsula sparked fears of a renewed conflict with Pyongyang.

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