Kim Jong-un assassination plot: North Korea on alert as US special-ops sent to peninsula. North Korea is on alert amid rumours a crack assassination squad has been deployed from the USA.
The specialist US Navy Seals are believed to be on board a submarine currently docked in South Korea, according to a Seoul-based news agency.
They claim the USS Michigan in the port of Busan boasts silos for mini-submarines used in covert missions.
These submarines would be used to secretly transport a small squad of trained killers into enemy territory to carry out assassinations – in this case, up the Taedong River to Pyongyang to kill Kim.
North Korea news: USA special-ops may be plotting a Kim Jong-un assassination operation
The submarine is currently in South Korea as part of the joint military drills with the USA.
The Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise will continue throughout this week in the East Sea and Yellow Sea.
They claim US and South Korean forces were caught in Pyongyang while attempting to carry out an attack using “biological and chemical substance”.
North Korea claimed “heinous terrorists” attempted to sneak into the city to kill their ‘supreme leader’ Kim.
North Korea news: The USS Michigan has arrived in South Korea
And experts believe even China, historically one of North Korea’s closest allies, is working on a plot to kill Kim.
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Prof Chalmers said: “China has been trying to find another member of the Kim family to replace him – which has of course enraged him.
“China are interested more in personnel change rather than regime change.”
A special-ops Navy Seal taking part in a water-based exercise
US leader Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea, adding “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un “won’t be around much longer”.North Korea has given as good in return, claiming the USA has “lit the wick of war” and will pay the ultimate price.
Kim also frequently threatens to “reduce Japan to debris” and directly bomb the American mainland.