North Korea blasts US sanctions

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Published: Sunday 4th January 2015 by The News Editor

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North Korea has issued a furious statement against the United States for imposing sanctions against its government figures and defence industry for the cyber-attack against Sony.

The reclusive communist state again denied any role in the breach of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails and business files.

A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry accused the US of “groundlessly” stirring up hostility towards Pyongyang and claimed the new sanctions would not weaken the country’s military might.

North Korea has expressed fury over the Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy The Interview, which depicts the fictional assassination of leader Kim Jong Un.

But it denied being involved in the cyber-attack against Sony, which later escalated to threats of terrorist attacks against cinemas.

The film release was pulled, but later released in limited cinemas and online.

Published: Sunday 4th January 2015 by The News Editor

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