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North Korea takes case against Rogen film to UN

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:03 AM
 
North Koreans celebrate the New Year by visiting statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung and former leader Kim Jong Il at Mansudae hill in Pyongyang, in this Jan 1, 2014 file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. North Korea has lodged a formal protest at the United Nations against a Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong Un and asked Washington to block the film’s release. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - North Korea has lodged a formal protest at the United Nations against a Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong Un and asked Washington to block the film’s release.

The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two tabloid television journalists who land an interview with Kim in Pyongyang and are then tasked by the CIA with killing him.

The film is due to be released in the United States on Oct 14.

In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, and seen on Wednesday, North Korea’s UN envoy Ja Song Nam says allowing the film to be made and seen constitutes “the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as a war action.”

 
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