DPRK asks world anti-money laundering body for help in probe of alleged assassination plot

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-13 16:47:57|Editor: xuxin
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PYONGYANG, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has called on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to heed an alleged assassination plot against its top leader Kim Jong Un and provide help in its investigation of the case, official media said Saturday.

The National Coordinating Committee of the DPRK for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism sent a letter to the FATF on Friday, saying the global monitor "also has responsibility to pay attention to the terrorist plot committed by the intelligence institutions of the U.S and South Korea and take counter measures to prevent its recurrence," according to the Korean Central News Agency.

"The FATF is requested to call into question those jurisdictions that organized or conspired the hideous state-sponsored terrorist plot, take counter-measures against them and provide cooperation to the DPRK," it said.

The DPRK says the United States and South Korean intelligence services planned to murder its top leader Kim Jong Un by use of bio-chemical substance during mass celebrations last month.

Pyongyang claimed to have dismantled a network of killers infiltrated into the country with instruction and financial and logistic support of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Intelligence of South Korea.

The FATF was set up in 1989 in Paris by the Group of Seven to fight money laundering and terror financing. The intergovernmental body currently comprised 35 member jurisdictions and two regional organizations, representing most major financial centers in all parts of the globe. The DPRK is not a member of the group.