In the latest propaganda video warning from North Korea, released just as the US and South Korea begin their massive 10-day military drill, President Trump is shown overlooking a sprawling Guam graveyard cluttered with crosses in a crudely photoshopped image. As Fox News reports, the North Korea regime followed the video with a statement posted through the state-owned KCNA news agency according to which Trump “spouted rubbish” and frequently tweeted about “weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts” while attacking South Korea’s “puppy-like” Defense Minister Song Young-moo for “pinning hope on that crazy man.”
“Trump spouted rubbish that if a war breaks out, it would be on the Korean Peninsula, and if thousands of people die, they would be only Koreans and Americans may sleep a sound sleep,” the KCNA statement said.
But the picture of a graveyard believed to be in Guam may be the most rattling in the video, given dictator Kim Jong Un’s repeated threats to strike the U.S. territory with a missile. The video also features Vice President Pence engulfed in flames.
Meanwhile, KCNA went on, saying on North Korea it would be ready to stage “ruthless” retaliation against South Korea and the U.S.
“The U.S. will be wholly held accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by such reckless aggressive war maneuvers, as it chose a military confrontation [with North Korea],” a North Korean military spokesman said to KCNA.
Earlier in the day, North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol said the communist regime’s missile program is “justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defense,” Reuters reported. “The measures taken by [North Korea] to strengthen its nuclear deterrence and develop inter-continental rockets is justifiable and a legitimate option for self-defense in the face of such apparent and real threats,” Ju said at a U.N.-sponsored disarmament conference.
“The DPRK will never place its self-defense nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table or step back from the path it took to bolster the national nuclear force,” a North Korean diplomat stated at the UN disarmament forum in Geneva, as cited by Reuters.
Both the video and the various harsh statements came before a harsh response from China to the latest sanctions imposed, among others, on several Chinese companies. A Chinese embassy spokesman “urged” the U.S. to “immediately correct its mistake”‘ of sanctioning Chinese firms over North Korea, to avoid impact on bilateral cooperation, something which the US has no intention of doing.