Central Intelligence Agency establishes mission center focused on North Korea

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Pyongyang has yet to name any North Korean or foreign suspects living overseas.

The CIA has been establishing mission centers since 2015 to effectively manage intelligence, but the Korea Mission Center is the first country-specific unit while the others are regional or mission-specific including the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and counterterrorism.

The CIA director cited the North as a "near-term threat to life and limb of Americans" along with China and Russian Federation and said that the issue was one of "five long-term trends making the urgency of recognizing and supporting intelligence critically important".

He said the Central Intelligence Agency does not appear to want to, for example, jam North Korean communications or drop weapons on it.

North Korea has denounced an alleged failed assassination attempt by the United States and South Korean intelligence agencies against its leader Kim Jong-un as a "declaration of war". The security ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot, which it called "state-sponsored terrorism". Mission is calling what it says was a "terrorist" plot by the USA and South Korean intelligence agencies to kill leader Kim Jung Un a "declaration of war".

The statement said the organizers infiltrated a "terrorist" into the country who had satellite communications equipment.

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According to state media reports, the coerced North Korean is a resident of Pyongyang who had previously been working in Russia's timber industry.

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.

She also said she would continue promoting non-governmental and unofficial contacts with North Korea - or "track II diplomacy" - through the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue. "These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA. while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader".

All the veteran and experienced selected for North Korean Mission Center will bring their expertise to deal against the Pyongyang's threats.

Nixon, the former analyst, said he also expects significant cooperation with South Korean intelligence services going forward.

This proactive approach by United States comes amid reignited fears that North Korea might conduct sixth nuclear test.

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