North Korea fires back over “The Interview”

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is hurling racist comments at President Barack Obama.

It’s blaming the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid allegations that its operatives hacked Sony and threatened theaters planning to show the Sony Pictures movie “The Interview.”

The North’s National Defense Commission said Saturday that Obama was behind the release of the film and called him a “monkey inhabiting a tropical forest.”

The regime denies involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. After Sony initially called off the release in a decision criticized by Obama, the movie has opened this week.

The defense commission also accuses Washington for being responsible for intermittent outages of North Korea websites this week.

The commission says the U.S. will face consequences for its hostility.

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