The upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview” continues to make diplomatic waves. The film follows two American reporters traveling to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong-Un, but the pair have been secretly enlisted by the CIA to assassinate the leader whilst they are there.
Soon after the trailer was released, North Korea quickly issued a statement decrying the film. In fact, a spokesman for the country’s Foreign Ministry said: “If the U.S. administration connives at and patronizes the screening of the film, it will invite a strong and merciless countermeasure.”
Now, they’re going even further. Reuters reports that the country has filed a formal complaint with the United Nations, asking them to intervene. Here’s an excerpt from a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam
“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 United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism.”