North Korean propaganda video depicts attack on Washington

A new propaganda video posted by a North Korean news agency creates the fantasy of "the White House...caught in the panoramic sight of a long-range missile"

by The Commentator on 19 March 2013 08:44

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After weeks of heightened tensions, North Korea has dealt the latest diplomatic blow to its already-strained relationship with the United States by airing a propaganda video (see below) that features computer-generated attacks on US government buildings, CNN reports.

The video, which shows the White House in cross-hairs, before feigning a strike on the US Capitol’s dome, was posted by the YouTube channel of the North Korean government website Uriminzokkiri.

The timing of the video is particularly alarming, coming less than a month after the pariah state carried out a nuclear test.

Pyongyang has also recently threatened both the US and its Southern neighbor with preemptive strikes and suggested that it is ready to end the armistice agreement that drew an end to the Korean War in 1953.

Uriminzokkiri was responsible for a similar video, released in February, portraying a 'dream' of an American city in flames.

The White House had, as recently as yesterday, told reporters that "The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, nor will we stand by while it seeks to develop a nuclear-armed missile that can targetthe United States”

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