Obama imposes sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

BBC The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The White House said President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday sanctioning three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals.

The White House said the move was a response to North Korea’s “provocative, destabilising, and repressive actions”.

US sanctions are already in place over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

But Friday’s actions are the first time the US has moved to punish Pyongyang for cyber-attacks.



Take that, North Korea! You try to ruin America’s Christmas by hacking Sony and taking away the HIGHLY ANTICIPATED Seth Rogan, James Rogan (lol) movie about assassinating your leader, and we’ll sanction you! That’s what we do. That’s how we roll. Putin invades one of our allies and shoots down a commercial jet killing hundreds? We sanction Russia! North Korea cripples one of our biggest entertainment companies? We sanction North Korea!

ISIS better watch out. If they keep beheading Americans we might have to sanction them too.

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