The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has issued a statement saying the country is "deeply shocked, confused and insulted" that the South has not yet placed the blame for the recent ferry disaster on the north.
"We would have at the very least expected the South Korean navy to send destroyers to try to find our submarines", said Kim Jong Il. "We weren't involved, of course, but I don't understand why the South didn't think we did it when, of course, we could have done it if we wanted to."
The North Korean Navy has issued a document detailing seven different ways their forces could have upturned and sank the ferry, along with a strenuous denial that they actually did.
"It's a grave insult to the brave workers of the DPRK that our threats and intimidation are not regarded more seriously - it's an absolute tragedy that this ship sank without any thought as to our involvement."
The secretive state went on to announce that it has sunk three of its own ferries in retaliation at the slight.
This incident is the latest to raise tensions in the region. Only last week North Korea filed an official protest with the United Nations that the United States had unnecessarily and recklessly called off the satellite search of secret North Korean airbases looking for a hidden Boeing 777.