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DPRK denounces Britain for TV series on nuclear program

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-01 09:27

PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday denounced Britain for broadcasting a TV drama series on its nuclear program, calling the airing a "politically motivated provocation and deliberate act to tarnish the DPRK's image."

Last week, Britain's Channel 4 put on a political thriller "Opposite Number," which tells a story about a British nuclear scientist on a secret mission to the DPRK being caught and forced to help the country weaponize its nuclear technology.

The drama is nothing but a "conspiratorial charade" which tells a sheer lie that the DPRK's nuclear technology was illegally acquired from Britain, a spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defense Commission said in a statement released by the official KCNA news agency.

The statement also accused the broadcast service of smearing the DPRK by portraying the country as the "biggest threat" to the West.

The Juche-oriented nuclear power, which has reached the world level, is so tremendous that even the world's powerhouse United States dares not deny this fact, it stressed.

The gravity of the incident, it added, is that the fabricated "burlesque" was given acquiescence by the British government, to whom the DPRK has sent a warning that those movies slandering the DPRK should be dumped without delay if it wants to maintain the hard-won diplomatic ties between the DPRK and Britain.

In June, the DPRK also blasted a US comedy named "The Interview," which depicts an assassination attempt on the DPRK's top leader, Kim Jong-un, saying the movie insulted the country's supreme leadership.

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