Sympathetic Russia feels North Korea’s reaction to ‘Interview’: ‘Completely understandable’

Sympathetic Russia feels North Korea’s reaction to ‘Interview’: ‘Completely understandable’

[Ed. – Russia used to at least pretend to a more statesmanlike view of these dust-ups.  But then, come to think of it, so did we — before the presidential Naqba of January 2009.]

Russia has slammed the United States over a raunchy comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, saying Pyongyang’s anger was understandable. …

Russia, which backs the Stalinist regime, said it was concerned by the latest escalation of tensions between the North and Washington and slammed the irreverent comedy.

“The very idea of the film is so aggressive and scandalous that the reaction of the North Korean side… is completely understandable,” foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.

Lukashevich said the United States had not provided any evidence linking North Korea to the hack attack, noting that Pyongyang offered Washington to conduct a joint investigation into the incident.

“In essence, such a step is evidence of the North Korean side’s sincere intention to fully sort out this issue,” Lukashevich said.

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