North Korea calls U.S. President Barack Obama a ''monkey'' as it blames Washington for Internet outages in the country. Nathan Frandino reports.
North Korea is fuming. In a statement by its ruling body, the National Defense Commission, the North blamed the U.S. for its recent spat of Internet outages. The commission even used a racial slur to point the finger at the U.S. "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," the statement read. The first outage came Tuesday when the country lost connection for nearly nine hours. A quick check of the official KCNA news agency website Saturday revealed yet another outage. The words for U.S. President Barack Obama came following the release by Sony of the action comedy "The Interview," which depicts a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un. Sony suffered a massive hacking leading up to the film's release and even canceled the release following threats of violence. Sony then put it out on limited release after Obama said Sony was caving in to North Korean pressure. North Korea has denied involvement in the hacking.