North Korea Blasts US Over Sony Hacking Sanctions North Korea on Sunday slammed the United States for slapping economic sanctions on it in the wake of the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied any role in the breach and accused the United States of “groundlessly” stirring up hostility. The sanctions show America’s “inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK,” the official added, referring to the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The harsh words were the latest chapter in the twisting saga of &#