North Korea has launched a personal attack against Barak Obama and blamed the US after its internet connection went titsup earlier this week.
A Nork official at the National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by supreme leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly said today:
"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."
The racist remark comes days after the US president said that Sony Pictures had caved into demands from North Korea by yanking satirical film The Interview, which depicts the assassination of Jong Un, from cinema screens on Christmas Day.
North Korea has denied any involvement in the massive hack attack on Sony Pictures last month. But the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has continued to blame Norks for the crushing assault on the struggling film studio, even as infosec experts remain sceptical about the claims.
The NDC hit back with its own accusations against Washington:
The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic.
In the past few hours, Reuters – citing China's state news agency Xinhua – reported that North Korea's internet connection and 3G mobile networks had buckled once again, with Pyongyang blaming the US for its latest apparent outage. ®