North Korea slams Obama over The Interview release

North Korea has censured US President Barack Obama over the release of the film “The Interview,” which depicts an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un.

On Saturday, an unidentified spokesman at the country’s National Defense Commission Policy Department in a statement denounced the United States for screening the “dishonest and reactionary movie hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and agitating terrorism.”

Obama, the statement said, “is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to indiscriminately distribute the movie.”

The statement also accused Washington of being responsible for Internet outages it experienced in recent days amid the Sony Pictures hacking row.

“Obama had better thrust himself to cleaning up all the evil doings that the US has committed out of its hostile policy against [North Korea] if he seeks peace on US soil. Then all will be well,” the statement read.

On December 20, North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States into the recent hacking of American Sony Pictures to prove that Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyber attack.

The hack, which has been described as the most devastating cyber attack on a US business, paralyzed Sony Pictures and initially led the firm to cancel the screening of The Interview. Obama criticized Sony’s decision, and the movie opened this week.

The hackers of Sony Pictures, who called themselves “Guardians of Peace,” have warned people not to see The Interview.

They also threatened 9/11-style terrorist attacks on the US movie theaters screening the movie.

By Press TV

 

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