On Saturday, North Korea’s state-run Uriminzokkiri propaganda website uploaded a new video on their YouTube page which threatens to take out U.S. military. The video shows still images of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, believed to be the USS Carl Vinson, and strategic bomber engulfed in flames. The narrator of the propaganda video threatens that “a knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier” and that “the bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire.”
The almost three-minute-long video shows still photos showcased in a military news reel fashion with a female narrator and military music playing.
The video comes as the U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint military exercises on the Korean Peninsula. The USS Carl Vinson, which is believed to be the carrier shown being engulfed in flames, is currently taking part in the “Foal Eagle” exercises. The carrier is shown to be caught in the crosshairs and covered with flames before the image changes to be the same crosshairs and flames over a B-1B bomber.
“A knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier,” the female narrator says.
“The bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire,” she continues.
On Monday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that a spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry touted the nuclear force of their nation.
“The nuclear force of (North Korea) is the treasured sword of justice and the most reliable war deterrence to defend the socialist motherland and the life of its people,” the KCNA reported the spokesman said.
North Korea has continued to threaten to take action against the United States and South Korea as the two nations have joined together to defend against the North’s acts of aggression.
On March 8, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea’s official name) issued a statement threatening nuclear war against the United States and South Korea if either country fires “even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK.”
Last week, North Korea threatened to “launch merciless ultra-precision strikes” in frustration of the joint military exercises.
Last week, during his first trip to Asia as Secretary, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that if North Korea continued to develop its nuclear weapons program that military action against the dictatorial nation would be “on the table.”