North Korea takes 'The Interview' complaint to United Nations

By Kyle Johnson,

Not happy with a lack of response from U.S. officials, North Korea decided to complain to the United Nations about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco film The Interview reiterating their previous proclamation that the film was an "act of war."

The complaint was made in a letter sent in late June from North Korea U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, according to Reuters. The letter refuses to ever mention the actual title, simply noting the film has the plot that "involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership."

In the letter, Ja says, "To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war."

The North Korean ambassador calls on U.S. authorities to prevent the film from seeing release or "it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism."

Just days before the letter was sent, the Foreign Ministry spokesman threatened the United States government with "merciless" consequences should the film ever see a release and also called the Rogen film an "act of war."

The Interview, which currently is slated for an October release, follows Rogen and Franco's characters who are invited to interview Kim Jong-un, but then the CIA asks them to assassinate the North Korean leader.

image via Scott Kirkland/INFphoto.com



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