‘PLAN JUPITER’ – TRUMP’S SHOCK ‘PLOT’ TO ASSASSINATE KIM JONG-UN ‘REVEALED’

KCNA described the United States as a “chameleon” that “changes its colours” so it can overthrow governments, particularly in the Middle East, where it used counter-terrorism and non-proliferation of weapons interchangeably to justify wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, KCNA said.

North Korea has been accusing the US and South Korea of developing a plot named as ‘Plan Jupiter’ a biochemical operation designed to dethrone Kim, Newsweekreported.

However these claims have not been substantiated.

The alleged May plot also accused South Korea of plotting to kill Kim, the BBCreported in May.

A North Korean known only as “Kim” was allegedly paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances but was foiled, a statement by the North Korean ministry of state security said.

North Korea provided no other details of the fate of “Kim”.

North Koreans take part in an event marking the 20th anniversary of the election of former leader Kim Jong-il as general secretary of the Workers'’ Party, which is the founding and ruling party of North Korea. Picture: Jon Chol Jin/AP

North Koreans take part in an event marking the 20th anniversary of the election of former leader Kim Jong-il as general secretary of the Workers’’ Party, which is the founding and ruling party of North Korea. Picture: Jon Chol Jin/APSource:AP

‘TREASURED SWORD’

The renewed KCNA assassination claim comes as Kim acknowledged the country was faced with “ordeals” under a “stern” situation but claimed that its economy had grown this year despite ever-tighter sanctions.

He also described the North’s atomic weapons as a “treasured sword” to protect it from aggression.

“The nuclear weapons of the DPRK (North Korea) are a precious fruition borne by its people’s bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threats of the US imperialists,” Kim was quoted as saying.

Donald Trump has threatened to take tough action against North Korea. Picture: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump has threatened to take tough action against North Korea. Picture: Evan Vucci/APSource:AP

US President Donald Trump has taken a tough approach to the rogue state, calling on China to do more to reign in its ally.

In his first address to the United Nations in New York, Mr Trump also threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.

Yesterday, he repeated his threat and said only one thing will work when it comes to stopping the secretive regime.

MISSILE ‘IMMINENT’

Tensions have remained high along the Korean Peninsula following a series of ballistic missile launches and North Korea’s six nuclear tests this year.

Pyongyang is reportedly preparing another long-range missile test which a Russian politician claimed said could reach the US.

Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian Duma’s international affairs committee and two other Russian politicians visited Pyongyang last week, RIA news agency reported.

Mr Morozov said the North are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile.

North Korea has tested several ballistic missiles this year, sparking anger across the globe. Picture: KCNA/AP

North Korea has tested several ballistic missiles this year, sparking anger across the globe. Picture: KCNA/APSource:AP

“They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the west coast of the United States,” he said.

North Korea often tests missiles on high-profile days and has used events including anniversaries to launch provocative missile tests.

Tomorrow, the country will celebrate another national holiday – Party Foundation Day, marking the October 10, 1945 foundation of the Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea.

However there was no confirmation that a launch was imminent.

– with wires

debra.killalea@news.com.au

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