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North Korea blasts Obama over release of The Interview

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim Jong Un, criticized Sony's release of The Interview in a statement on Saturday — and blamed U.S. President Barack Obama for the move, The Associated Press reports.

"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," a spokesman for the commission's Policy Department said in the statement, reported by North Korea's official news agency.

North Korea also pointed at the U.S. for the country's recent internet outages.

"The U.S., a big country, started disturbing the Internet operation of major media of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), not knowing shame like children playing tag," North Korea's spokesman said.

Washington has neither confirmed nor denied that it was behind the shutdown, which came several days after Obama promised to respond appropriately to North Korea's Sony hack.