North Korean state media has released new propaganda, both photos, and video, showing an American aircraft carrier and warplanes being blown up. According to The Telegraph, this a warning that any attack on North Korea could make United States forces "head to the grave".
The 99-second clip was shown on the DPRK Today news site on Sunday, only a few hours after U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter jets flew over international waters east of North Korea.
The video starts by showing images mocking President Trump before flashing to a submarine-launched missile striking the USS Carl Vinson.
USA Today reports that the video’s captions read: “Should F-35, B-1B and the Carl Vinson lead the U.S. attack, they will head to the grave in that order.” It ends with a clip of an American flag on fire with several crosses in the background, with the aircraft carrier destroyed into pieces.
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been exchanging words of war, after the President’s speech at the U.N. referring to Kim as a “rocket man” on a “suicide mission". Trump then warned that the United States could "totally destroy North Korea" if provoked.
North Korea has threatened to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific for the first time, as well as launch missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam.
Ri Yong-ho, North Korea’s foreign minister, said Monday that North Korea “had the right to shoot down U.S. bombers in its airspace” and that Trump's statements were "a declaration of war" against the country.
"Since he made a declaration of war, all options are on the operation table," he added.