Peter Walker “North Korea threatens US, claiming White House was involved in film plot” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/22/north-korea-threatens-target-white-house-obama-sony-hacking
North Korea is threatening to retaliate against the US over a Hollywood film portraying the assassination of Kim Jong-un, saying it has “clear evidence” that Washington was heavily involved in devising the plot.
The stern but vague warnings come after Sony Pictures decided last week to cancel the release of The Interview following cyber-attacks and threats against the company. North Korea also said the US government was wrong to “recklessly” claim Pyongyang was behind the hacking.
The accusations were issued by the country’s powerful Policy National Defence Commission*2 in a 1,600-word statement run on North Korea’s state news agency, KCNA*3. Amid the colourful phrasing*4 typical of official North Korean statements – the US was referred to as “the cesspool of terrorism” while the storyline of The Interview was called “vicious and dastardly” – were warnings of unspecified retaliation over the comedy action film, which centres on a plan to kill the supreme leader.
North Korea had “already launched the toughest counteraction” to the film, the statement said, without specifying what this might involve. “Nothing is [a] more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target[s are] all the citadels of the US imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans,” it added.
“The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces, including cyber warfare to blow up those citadels,” the statement said, using the formal name for North Korea.
Hyung-Jin Kim “N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims” http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/n-korea-threatens-strikes-on-us-amid-hacking-claims/ar-BBh5BRl
*1:http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20140903/1409678781 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20141203/1417627808 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20141205/1417707791 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20141220/1419092035
*2:正しくはPolicy Department of National Defense Commission
*3:“U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others” http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2014/201412/news21/20141221-14ee.html