While China has been angered by North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, it has signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against it, and says it is committed to enforcing them.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance at the construction site of Ryomyong Street in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 16, 2017.
The hermit nation claimed that a North Korean citizen named "Kim" was bribed by the Central Intelligence Agency to carry out the assassination attempt on April 16, known as the Day of the Sun, the Telegraph reported. H.R. 1644 would impose sanctions on North Korea, specifically targeting its shipping industry and entities overseas that use North Korean slave labor.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected troops on two islands near the border with South Korea in the Yellow Sea, to check the readiness of his military amid escalated tensions with the U.S. and Seoul.
Its aim, the report said was to "commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership" during major events including a recent military parade.
Pyongyang's Ministry of State Security alleged the North has been infiltrated by would-be terrorists sponsored by the two foreign agencies.
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Europol executive director Rob Wainwright told Britain's ITV television on Sunday that the attack had been "unprecedented". The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was warned about the failure to update cyber security on NHS IT systems a year ago .
The reclusive state, already highly sensitive to insults aimed at its "supreme leader", said it would strike back at operatives of the CIA and Seoul's National Intelligence Service.
"The heinous crime, which was recently uncovered and smashed in the DPRK, is a kind of terrorism against not only the DPRK but the justice and conscience of humankind and an act of mangling the future of humankind", the statement said.
The US has sent ships and engaged in military exercises along the Korea border.
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China vowed to remain a good neighbour to North Korea on Thursday, despite a rare and stinging critique in Pyongyang's state media of its main diplomatic protector and economic benefactor.
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was preparing further sanctions for use "if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions", Reuters reported.
"We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the US CIA and the puppet ISIS of South Korea", the statement said, adding that the plot was tantamount to "the declaration of a war".
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He also threatened secondary sanctions on companies doing illicit business with North Korea.