North Korea is denying any responsibility in the cyber attacks against Sony. Reuters reports, a North Korean spokerson says accusing North Korea is nothing by “groundless slander.” On Friday, U.S. President, Barack Obama, held a press conference in which he announced that a federal investigation had connected North Korea to the attacks, but the doctoral country says that is untrue and is demanding a joint investigation into the attacks with the United States.
A spokesman with North Korea’s foreign ministry is reported as saying there will be “grave consequences” if the United States did not agree to the investigation. Could this be another unfounded threat? North Korea also says they have proof it was not involved with the cyber attack.
“We propose to conduct a join investigation with the U.S. in response to the groundless slander being perpetuated by the U.S. by mobilizing public opinion,” the spokesperson said. “If the U.S. refuses to accept our proposal for a joint investigation and continues to talk about some kind of response by dragging us into the case, it must remember there will be grave consequences.”
Despite the latest turn of events, Washington is sticking by their earlier announcement that North Korea is the sole culprit in the attacks. The United States is starting their own defensive by asking for assistance from Japan, China, South Korea and Russia in getting North Korea under control. Japan and South Korea agreed to help the efforts, while China, North Korea’s only ally, spoke out against America. A Bejing-run newspaper published an article stating that America should not be proud of ‘The Interview’ and should not be making fun of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
“The vicious mocking of Kim is only a result of senseless cultural arrogance.”
Sony has recently responded to claims that the company caved into the terrorists. The company says it is still looking for other ways to release ‘The Interview’.