N. Korean envoy rejects allegations of Pyongyang’s involvement in global cyberattack

NEW YORK-- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador on Friday rejected allegations of Pyongyang's involvement in the global "ransomware" cyberattack, accusing the United States of incriminating the regime whenever something bad happens.

"Relating to the cyber attack, linking to the DPRK, it is ridiculous," Amb. Kim In-ryong told reporters. "Whenever something strange happens, it is the stereotype way of the United States and the hostile forces that kick off a noisy anti-DPRK campaign deliberately linking with DPRK."

Kim noted that the U.S. has "gestured" as if it wants dialogue, referring to a series of recent remarks by senior U.S. officials that suggested Washington may have become more willing to open talks with the North.

But the envoy stressed that "what is important is not words, but actions."

"The rolling back of the hostile policy towards DPRK is the prerequisite for solving all the problems in the Korean Peninsula," Kim said. "Therefore, the urgent issue to be settled on the Korean Peninsula is to put a definite end to the U.S. hostile policy towards DPRK, the root cause of all problems."

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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