North Korea has released a warning saying it will blow up the White House, the Pentagon and practically all of America’s mainland over US allegations it was behind the Sony hack incident.
Kim Jong-un’s stronghold released a lengthy and long-winded statement saying it intends to counteract with force for what it refers to as public accusations against North Korea for perpetrating Sony Pictures Entertainment’s massive data breach in November 2014.
Buzzfeed has reported that Pyongyang’s National Defense Commission warned it is all set to “blow up [American] citadels.”
“Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the ‘symmetric counteraction’ declared by Obama,” the warning stated.
The statement continued by summarily rejecting the FBI’s allegations that North Korea planned the Sony cyberattack, which was further inflamed by Sen. John McCain declaring the hack incident an “act of war.” However, President Barack Obama refuted this by amending the incident was merely cybervandalism.
Pyongyang further contended that it is not in any way connected to the Guardians of Peace (GOP), a group claiming to be perpetrators of what is now called the “Sony Hack.” However, it had earlier praised the GOP for their support in helping to end US imperialism.
Last month’s Sony cyberattack leaked thousands of gigabytes in sensitive data, including unreleased movies and screenplays, bank account and Social Security information, as well as confidential internal emails between the media giant’s executives.
The GOP condemned Sony’s controversial film, "The Interview," for portraying the fictional assassination of Kim Jong-un as promoting a “terrorist act” and even released threats of 9/11-like repercussions on theaters daring to show the movie by its Dec. 25, 2014 release date. Consequently, the film was pulled out from distribution.
In its strongly worded warning, North Korean officials dubbed America "an ill-famed cesspool of injustice and terrorism," according to Sky News. It further added that it knew the US government was deeply involved in filming "The Interview" and was planning to use it as propaganda material against North Korea.
Check out the news clip of North Korea’s warning below:
Why is the US government tiptoeing ever so carefully in the face of North Korea’s terrorist threats? Are they wary of the country’s Chinese allies joining in to support Kim Jong-un’s cause? Stay tuned for more on this developing news on Movie News Guide (MNG).
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Harry Cane