North Korea has accused the U.S. of shutting down internet service to the country in retaliation for it’s alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures and referred to President Barack Obama as a monkey in blaming him for the release of The Interview.
An unnamed spokesman for the Policy Department Of The National Defense Commission denied that North Korea was involved in the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, as the FBI has claimed.
North Korea also accused the U.S. of orchestrating the internet outages that occurred in the isolated country this week.
“In actuality, the U.S., a big country, started disturbing the internet operation of major media of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea not knowing shame like children playing a tag,” the statement distributed by state-run media said.
Two U.S. officials have told NBC News that the United States had no role in the internet outages.
North Korea also blamed President Barack Obama for the release of The Interview, a Seth Rogen comedy that depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Barack Obama had criticized Sony Pictures after the company said it would not release the film after major theaters refused to show it amid threats from hackers; it was eventually released to smaller theaters and online.
“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest. President Obama, is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures to indiscriminately distribute the movie blackmailing cinemas in the US.” the statement said.
The statement even accused the U.S. of gangster like arbitrary practices and warned that U.S. should bear in mind that it’s failed political affairs will face inescapable deadly blows.
Meanwhile, The Interview took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a decent start for the raunchy comedy that appeared dead after Sony Pictures pulled it from theaters last week following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea.
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