Here’s the White House Press Secretary statement:Today, the President issued an Executive Order (E.O.) authorizing additional sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This E.O. is a response to the Government of North Korea’s ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The E.O. authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to impose sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the Government of North Korea. We take seriously North Korea’s attack that aimed to create destructive financial effects on a U.S. company and to threaten artists and other individuals with the goal of restricting their right to free expression.
As the President has said, our response to North Korea’s attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment will be proportional, and will take place at a time and in a manner of our choosing. Today’s actions are the first aspect of our response.
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The thing that interests me the most here, is the last sentence in the White Houses press release. The "first aspect". Is that denying that the US government was behind the attack that lead to the DPRK's whole internet going completely dark? But always, more sanctions on the DPRK, expect the DPRK to try to make some noise with their petty rhetoric and actions.