Kim In-ryong, North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador, rejected the suspicions as he accused the US of incriminating the regime whenever something bad happens.
He told reporters: “Relating to the cyber attack, linking to the DPRK [North Korea], it is ridiculous.
“Whenever something bad happens, it is the stereotype way of the United States and the hostile forces that kick off a noisy anti-DPRK campaign deliberately linking with DPRK.”
Ambassador Kim added that Washington had “gestured” in recent remarks that it could become more open to talks with North Korea.
He continued: “The tolling back of the hostile policy towards the DPRK is the prerequisite for solving all the problems in the Korean peninsula.
The DPRK denied the allegations as an act of US hostility
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Ambassador Kim noted how Washington had "gestured" it would be open to talks with the DPRK
“Therefore, the urgent issue to be settled on the Korean Peninsula is to put a definite end to the US hostile policy towards DPRK, the root cause of all problems.”
Washington this week warned Pyongyang could be producing a chemical used as a nerve agent.
Nikki Haley, the White House’s UN ambassador, raised concerns about an application by North Korea to patent a process to proceed sodium cyanide, which can be used to make the nerve agent Tabun.
Ms Haley warned the DPRK could be fashioning a sodium-based nerve agent
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In a statement, Ms Haley said: “The thought of placing cyanide in the hands of the North Koreans, considering their record on human rights, political prisoners, and assassinations is not only dangerous but defies common sense.”
The DPRK submitted the application to the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation agency – which does not grant patents.
Ms Haley added: “We urge all UN agencies to be transparent and apply the utmost scrutiny when dealing with these types of requests from North Korea and other rogue nations."