North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un has released footage of a simulated nuclear strike on the United States in a show of the Hermit Kingdom’s military prowess.
The despot used the “Day of the Sun” national holiday, which marks the birthday of his late grandfather and tha nation’s founder, Kim Il-Sung to debut the eery footage.
It shows a nuclear bomb striking an American city, sending a huge fiery mushroom cloud soaring into the sky in a chilling World War III simulation while the Korean State Merited Chorus sings. The choir unveiled a new song about the reclusive country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles which include the words “our proud Hwasong rocket blasts off” and “it flies as quickly as a flash of lightning to challenge imperialism”.
The American flag is shown in flames with a cemetery in the background.
The chilling footage comes as tensions between the US and North Korea are at a peak in the wake of Kim Jong-uns refusal to follow UN sanctions banning him from developing nuclear weapons. The dictator ordered a sixth ICBM to be deployed on Sunday, but it broke up with seconds after take-off.
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President Donald Trump has sent a Navy fleet to the Korean peninsula and has promised to protect the interests of the US and its allies in the region – Japan and South Korea.
Meanwhile, China has sent at least 150,000 troops to the Sino-Korean border in anticipation of any possible military action taken by its unstable neighbor.
High ranking North Korean officials have threatened that nuclear war could break out due to US intervention in the region.
“The United States are disturbing the peace and global stability, insisting in a gangster logic,” North Koran foreign minister Han Song-Ryol said .
Han added that “nuclear war could break out at any moment” and that the country will continue missile tests “on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis” no matter what the rest of the world thinks.
Meanwhile, Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy United Nations ambassador, warned of “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any minute.”
Vice-President Mike Pence visited South Korea on Saturday and stated that the “era of strategic patience is over,” and that “all options are on the table.”