U.S.-North Korea

Taunts and threats

Print edition : January 23, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has accused Obama of being reckless "like a monkey in a tropical forest" and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the film made by Sony Pictures. Photo: AP

Posters announcing the premiere of "The Interview" at The Theatre in Los Angeles on December 11. Photo: AFP

Randall Park, centre, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in film. Photo: AP

The Hollywood movie “The Interview”, depicting the assassination of the North Korean head of state, is released in U.S. theatres at the prompting of President Barack Obama in what is seen as a time-tested Western tactic of demonising a country’s leadership while conspiring for regime change.
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