Everyone was already pretty sure super-pleasant "people's republic" North Korea was behind those Sony hacks, and the FBI confirmed it. Kim Jong-Un and company are denying the whole thing, though, and have proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. to figure out who did hack Sony. Um, no thanks.
In the government's continuing quest to be super pleasant, the country followed that up with a threat that there would be "serious consequences" if the United States retaliates against North Korea for the hacks. They also called the hack a "righteous deed." But like, they totally didn't do it, OK?
"The U.S. should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation and presses for what it called countermeasures,” an unnamed North Korean spokesman said. “We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case without resorting to torture, as what the C.I.A. does." Fair enough, but that has nothing to do with anything—pretty sure President Obama isn't shaking in his boots over the supposed "serious consequences." Now do your American duty and find a way to see a shitty James Franco movie.