Spanish Investigators Believe CIA Was Involved in Violent Attack on North Korean Embassy: Report

Two individuals involved in a violent attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid have reportedly been linked by Spanish authorities to the CIA.

According to the Spanish newspaper El País, which first reported the findings of Madrid investigators, “two of the 10 assailants who broke into the embassy and interrogated diplomatic staff have been identified and have connections to the U.S. intelligence agency.”

“Sources believe that the goal of the attack on the North Korean embassy was to get information on Kim Hyok Chol, the former North Korean ambassador to Spain,” El País reported on Wednesday.

The CIA has denied involvement in the attack. But, Spanish government sources told El País that the agency’s story was “unconvincing.”

The attack on the North Korean embassy occurred on Feb. 22, just days before U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for a summit in Hanoi.