North Korea blamed the United States for shutting down its Internet and compared President Barack Obama to “a monkey” on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The National Defense Commission, the top military organization in North Korea, said that the U.S. president was responsible for the release of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “The Interview.”
“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” said an unidentified spokesman from the National Defense Commission, which is led by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The movie was described as illegal, dishonest and reactionary, according to the AP.
The spokesman also threw blame at the United States for the intermittent Internet outages experienced in North Korea, saying, “The U.S., a big country, started disturbing the Internet operation of major media of the DPRK, not knowing shame like children playing a tag.”
The statement accused the U.S. of a hostile North Korean policy, and threatened unspecified consequences, according to the AP.
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