North Korea has threatened to hurt the United States in more ways than the recent attack on Sony, a United States movie production company. The North Korean government says a movie "The Interview", which casts it in negative light over purported torture and human rights abuse, is the handiwork of the U.S. government. In a dispatch on the North Korean state media, the regime warned it would attack all “citadels" of the United States that have “earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans.”
"The DPRK has already launched the toughest counteraction. Nothing is more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans."
The statement adds: "Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism."
Meanwhile, Sony has shelved the release of the movie, spurring criticism from the White House. President Barak Obama has described Sony’s action as disappointing.
Although, the America Federal Intelligence Service has pinned the attack on Sony computer system on North Korea, the regime denied involvement. North Korea rather lauded the "fighters for justice", including the "Guardians of Peace"- a group which claimed responsibility for the Sony attack.
President Obama differed on the opinion that the action was an act of war. Instead, Obama called it ‘cybervandalism’
"We've got very clear criteria as to what it means for a state to sponsor terrorism. And we don't make those judgments just based on the news of the day," Obama said.