North Korean Propaganda Video Simulates Nuclear Attack On US
A propaganda video simulating a nuclear strike on the USA has been unveiled during a North Korean musical, as tensions between Kim Jong-un's North Korea and the US continue to rise.
Jong-un used the 'Day of the Sun' festival, an event which marked the day of his late grandfather's birthday, to show off his army and a number of missiles.
According to reports, the missiles could actually be fakes. Rumours began circulating shortly after the images were released with many pointing out the fact that they were 'obvious mock ups'.
The bomb shown in this propaganda video is believed to be Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and can be seen hurtling towards a city before exploding and leaving behind a mushroom cloud.
The video shows a performance of the Korean State Merited Chorus singing a song about missiles, with lyrics such as 'our proud Hwasong rocket blasts off' and 'it flies as quickly as a flash of lightning to challenge imperialism', according to the Mirror.
While they sing, the screen behind them shows an American flag in flames, superimposed over a cemetery, as well as other shocking images displaying what a nuclear hit would look like.
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This isn't the first time Jong-un has made such propaganda. Earlier this year he released a four-minute video called 'Last Chance', which depicted similar themes.
The footage showed a submarine launching a missile from the ocean, which resulted in a fireball hitting Washington.
A message on the screen translated as: "If US imperialists move an inch toward us, we will immediately hit them with nukes." Again, he used the burning Stars and Stripes imagery."
The films were reportedly made by a number of North Korea's top military officials and was uploaded to government website DPRK.
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