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The group says it has transmitted data stolen from the FBI attack, and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News that the
North Korean media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying, that the illegal penetration and occupation of a diplomatic mission and extortion are a serious violation of state sovereignty and a gross violation of international law.
He claims an armed group has tortured staff and has offered to steal communication.
The Spanish authorities accused the 10-member gang of joining the embassy in February. 22 under false pretext, beating and tying staff, trying unsuccessfully to convince an accredited North Korean diplomat to defect and remove computers and digital files. 007] The anti-regime group, Free Joseon, or Free Korea, took the responsibility for penetration, even though it denies beating or spraying with some of the embassy staff. The group, also known as Cheolimah's Civil Defense, portrays itself as a move to free North Korea from "an immoral and illegal regime."
The group said on Tuesday it had no contact with a foreign government before the intervention, but said it had offered information about "a tremendous potential for the FBI" after the attack.
Spain has issued two international arrest warrants, one for a Mexican citizen residing in the United States, Adrian Hong Chang, and the other for an American citizen. After lifting the order of secrecy, the Spanish investigating judge revealed the identity of seven of the alleged 10 offenders in a court document on Tuesday.
The group claims the United States has given its confidence after the members turned to the FBI.
"The organization shared some information of enormous potential value with the FBI in the United States under mutually agreed terms of confidentiality," said the group on its website. "This information was shared voluntarily at their request and not on our own. These words seem to have been violated. "