North Korea proposes joint enquiry with US over Sony hack
Sony Pictures hack has raised a lot of doubt that North Korea was part of the attack, however, the country has proposed a joint enquiry with US to prove that it was not involved in the attack.
North Korean KCNA said that the claims that the country was involved in the cyber attack are false and it was only a revenge for the controversial comedy The Interview starred by James Franco and Seth Rogen which depicts the assassination of Kim Jong-un.
The foreign ministry said, “As the United States is spreading groundless allegations and slandering us, we propose a joint investigation with it into this incident. Without resorting to such tortures as were used by the CIA, we have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us.”
The comedy was about to be released on Christmas day and US President Barack Obama said that Sony has made a mistake by cancelling the release. Early yesterday, the FBI named North Korea as the alleged attacker following which Obama said that we cannot have a society in which a dictator can start imposing censorship in the US and added that if a person is able to scare one into stop the release of a movie, then what could they do when they start seeing news reports and documentary movies they do’t like.
He said that is not what America is about. He also said that he wished Sony spoke to him first before censoring the movie. However, Sony said that they informed the White House of the decision before making the final decision