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DPRK FM Spokesman Slams U.S. for 'New Sanctions'

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, January 4 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Sunday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA blasting the U.S. for announcing 'new sanctions' against the DPRK over the cyber attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment:

The U.S. on Friday issued the presidential executive order to impose 'new sanctions' upon the DPRK under the pretext of the cyber attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Sony Pictures Entertainment produced a disgusting movie openly agitating terrorism against a sovereign state only to invite bitter censure and criticism of public at home and abroad. But the U.S. is kicking off a noisy anti-DPRK campaign, deliberately linking the 'cyber terror' with the DPRK.

Many countries formally clarified their negative stand on the U.S. absurd assertions and major media and prestigious experts of the U.S. and the West are becoming vocal claiming that the recent hacking attack was not made by north Korea.

The U.S. anti-DPRK hostile act that kicked off from the outset of the year is aimed to save its face and tarnish the image of the DPRK in the international arena at any cost, upset by the increased international skepticism about its 'results of the investigation' which termed the recent cyber attack the one made by the DPRK. The U.S. is persistently turning down the DPRK's just proposal for joint investigation to probe the truth about the cyber attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment. This behavior itself brings to light its ulterior motive prompted by its guilty conscience.

The persistent and unilateral action taken by the White House to slap 'sanctions' against the DPRK patently proves that it is still not away from inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK.

Now is the time for the U.S. to know that its sanctions did not weaken the DPRK but proved counter-productive as shown by the DPRK's measures to further sharpen the treasured sword of Songun.

The policy persistently pursued by the U.S. to stifle the DPRK, groundlessly stirring up bad blood towards it would only harden its will and resolution to defend the sovereignty of the country, the dignity of the nation and the sovereignty by dint of the Songun politics. -0-

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