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North Korea Demands Joint Probe With U.S. Into Sony Hack

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SEOUL — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States on the cyber attack against Sony Pictures, calling the charge by the FBI that it was behind the hack "slander," state media said on Saturday.

An unnamed spokesman of the North's foreign ministry said there would be "grave consequences" if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe and continued to accuse the North, the official KCNA news agency reported.

President Barack Obama has blamed North Korea for the devastating cyber attack, which led to the Hollywood studio cancelling "The Interview," a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It was the first time the United States had directly accused another country of a cyber attack of such magnitude on American soil and set up a possible new confrontation between longtime foes Washington and Pyongyang.

Earlier Saturday, North Korea vowed to boost its "nuclear power," saying it had become apparent the United States aimed to invade the North under the guise of human rights abuses.

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