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Sony Attack Denounced at UN as China Fails to Shield Kim

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The U.S. used a United Nations forum in its campaign to blame North Korea for the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the Security Council held its first-ever meeting on human rights in the isolated nation.

“Not content with denying freedom of expression to its own people, the North Korean regime now seems intent on suppressing the exercise of this fundamental freedom in our nation,” Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador, said at the UN on Monday. “This is absurd. Yet it is exactly the kind of behavior we have come to expect from a regime that threatened to take ‘merciless countermeasures’ against the U.S. over a Hollywood comedy, and has no qualms about holding tens of thousands of people in harrowing gulags.”