North Korea attempts to blame US for death of Kim Jong-nam

North Korea attempts to shift blame for death of Kim Jong-nam

North Korea has claimed the United States and South Korea ruining their image

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

North Korea has attempted to shift the blame for the murder of Kim Jong-nam - suggesting its arch-enemies in Washington and Seoul are responsible.

The country was originally accused of planning and carrying out the attack on the half-brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un.

Malaysia claimed the attacker killed Kim by covering his face in a toxic nerve agent called VX, but North Korea has rejected this.

During a news conference North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador, Kim In-ryong, said: “From A to Z, this case is the product of reckless moves of the United States and South Korean authorities.”

He claimed they were trying to bring down North Korea's social system as well as ruin their reputation.

The ambassador added: “It is a final aim sought by the United States to store up the international repugnancy towards the DPRK [North Korea]."

He believes the two countries are trying to provoke a “nuclear war against DPRK at any cost," but insisted that North Korea will continue to improve its defences.