In a letter to the U.N. dated June 27 but made public this week, North Korea accused the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing the movie — which is about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un — to be made and released, according to a Reuters report.
In the film, which is set for release Oct. 10 from Sony, Rogen and Franco play a pair of television journalists who score a rare sit-down interview with the reclusive North Korean dictator and are tapped by the CIA to kill him.
"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," North Korean U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam wrote in the letter.
Ja added that the U.S. "should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film."
The letter echoes a recent statement from North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs that denounced the movie and threatened "a decisive and merciless countermeasure."
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