North Korea heatedly criticized United States for commanding sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s alleged involvement in the Sony cyberattack. Read on for further details.
North Korea’s overseas representative insisted that the country had nothing to do with the leak of top secret and embarrassing Sony business files and e-mails that numbered to thousands and accused US of “groundlessly” inciting rage towards Kim Jong-un’s regime. He stated that the recent sanctions cannot deteriorate the 1.2 million-strong armed forces of North Korea.
“The policy persistently pursued by the US to stifle the DPRK [North Korea], groundlessly stirring up bad blood towards it, will only harden its will and resolution to defend the sovereignty of the country,” the unidentified spokesman of North Korea told the country’s state-run KCNA news on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
The US government sanctioned three organizations and 10 government officials of North Korea, including the country’s state-run arms dealer and primary intelligence agency, on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The White House considered it as the country’s first move to retaliate from the damages of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures.
It was US’s first time to impose sanctions on a foreign country to retaliate for an American company’s system breach. American President Barack Obama warned that his country considered fighting terrorism by returning the authoritarian government.
North Korea announced its rage on the Sony comedy film “The Interview,” which is about the plot of CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The country considered it as an “act of terror.” It denied involvement from the hack but considered the crime as a “righteous deed.”
Critics from the cyber community had doubts regarding the level of involvement of North Korea in the cyberattack. Experts said that the suspects were possibly the Sony insiders or mere hackers. They questioned FBI’s conclusive blames on North Korea.
North Korea called for a joint investigation on the cyberattack. However, US rejected their proposal and involvement in the investigation. Pyongyang claimed it proved US’s guilt and excuse to further isolate North Korea.
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