North Korea Proposes a ‘joint investigation’ with US Over Sony Hack

by on December 20, 2014

North Korea is continuing to deny any involvement with the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures. But the entire affair just got even stranger: foreign ministry officials have announced through the government’s state-run news agency that “we propose a joint investigation with [the US] into this incident.” The government then warned that there will be “grave consequences” if the US continues its “groundless slander” of North Korea and rejects its proposal of a joint investigation. Officials also added, “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.”

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The statement is the first response from North Korea since President Obama addressed the hack with the press, vowing that “we will respond, we will respond proportionally, and in a place and time that we choose.” He also criticized Sony’s decision to yank The Interview, saying that “We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.” President Obama’s statement came yesterday just hours after the FBI announced that it had concluded that North Korea was the agent behind the hack on Sony Pictures.


Source: The Verge

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