North Korea resorts to racist insults against Obama

SHAFAQNA – Obama after the country’s internet was temporarily shut down in the on-going row about Hollywood movie The Interview.Despotic leader Kim Jong Un was furious about the film, which depicts his attempted assassination, and filmmaker Sony was hacked soon after, leading to a string of embarrassing revelations about senior figures.

The US blamed North Korea for the attack, but the country has not accepted responsibility.

Sony then pulled the film from release after hackers threatened terror attacks on any theatres showing it, but eventually decided to release it on Christmas Day, after criticism from the president and many in the Hollywood community.

North Korea’s internet then went down for several hours, which Kim Jong Un blamed on the US. A spokesman at North Korea’s National Defence Commission said: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”

The White House has not yet released a statement on the most recent comments and has previously declined to state whether it was behind the cyberattack on North Korea’s strictly government-controlled internet.

North Korea and the US remain technically in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The rivals also are locked in an international standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and its alleged human rights abuses.

As such, relations remain decidedly hostile, with the North Korean ministries regularly insulting US and South Korean officials. Earlier this year North Korea called Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous” lantern jaw and said South Korean president Park Geun-hye a prostitute. In May, the country’s news agency published a dispatch saying Obama has the “shape of a monkey”.

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