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North Korea condemns US over Washington crypto theft remarks


North Korea slams US for Washington’s cryptocurrency theft remarks

North Korea on Saturday condemned a senior White House official’s remarks on Pyongyang’s cyberattack capabilities and said it would continue to oppose what it called US aggression against it. .

A Foreign Ministry spokesman said calling North Korea a “group of criminals” reveals the true nature of Washington’s hostile policy towards North Korea.

Anne Neuberger, US deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technologies, reportedly said on Wednesday that the North Koreans were a criminal syndicate seeking revenue “in the guise of a country”.

North Korea is widely believed to have thousands of trained hackers, and cryptocurrency theft has become a major source of funding for the sanctions-hit country and its weapons programs.

“After all, the US administration has revealed the true picture of its vilest hostile policy, once shrouded in the veil of ‘unconditional dialogue’ and ‘diplomatic engagement,'” the state news agency said. KCNA, quoting the Foreign Ministry spokesperson. .

“In the same way, the DPRK will face the United States, the one and only criminal group in the world.”

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