PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- North Korea slammed U.S. President Barack Obama for his recent regime collapse comments, calling them "nothing but a poor grumble of a loser."
The North's foreign ministry relayed its criticism Sunday through the state-run Korean Central News Agency. "The recent wild remarks made by Obama are nothing but a poor grumble of a loser driven into a tight corner in the all-out stand-off with the DPRK," an unnamed spokesman was quoted as saying, referring to the North by its official acronym.
"This is little short of admitting himself that the U.S. lacks ability to stifle the DPRK and that a military option is not workable," the official added.
The North took issue with Obama's remarks during a YouTube interview on Thursday that touched on a range of issues, including North Korea. "Over time, you will see a regime like this collapse" the president said, citing the fact that North Korea is "the most isolated, the most sanctioned, the most cut-off nation on Earth."
Tension between the U.S. and North Korea spikes in December over the controversial planned release of the satirical comedy, The Interview, about the assassination of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Hackers dubbed The Guardians of Peace threatened 9//11-style attacks on theaters that showed the movie. The film was released in a limited number of theaters and streamed on YouTube Christmas Day and on Netflix on Jan. 24.