TEHRAN (defapress) – North Korea on Sunday castigated a UN report on its cyber attacks aimed at creating funds for its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, calling the report a "fabrication," its state media reported.
News ID: 78566
Publish Date: 01September 2019 - 17:31
A spokesperson of North Korea's panel on prevention of money laundering and terror financing made the remarks, calling the UN report a "downright lie" and a "pretext" for sanctions pressure against Pyongyang, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
"It is a silly act to reenact the method used by propagandists of Hitler fascists who believed that if one lies 100 times, (others) will believe it as a fact," the spokesperson said. "We will never tolerate any act that thoughtlessly slanders the dignity of our country", he added, Yonhap news agency reported.
Last month, Reuters reported that Pyongyang has generated an estimated US$2 billion for its WMD programs using cyberattacks to steal from banks and crypto currency exchanges, citing a confidential UN report.