North Korea proposes joint investigation with U.S. on Sony cyberattack
(CNN) — North Korea slammed U.S. allegations that the regime is responsible for a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, and proposed a joint investigation between the two countries.
“Whoever is going to frame our country for a crime should present concrete evidence,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.
“America’s childish investigation result and its attempt to frame us for this crime shows their hostile tendency towards us,” KCNA added.
It called on the two nations to work together on the issue.
“While America has been criticized by its own public and continues to point the finger at us, we suggest mutual investigation with America on this case,” KCNA said.
President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of the movie “The Interview” after the cyber attack blamed on North Korean-backed hackers.
“I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake,” Obama said at a news conference. “Let’s not get into that way of doing business.”
Obama’s statement came hours after the FBI announced North Korea is responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, an attack law enforcement officials called a “game changer.”
Journalist Yoonjung Seo and CNN’s Elise Labott contributed to this report.