North Korea releases propaganda showing Guam missile simulation

North Korea releases propaganda showing Guam missile simulation

The video shows a simulation of missiles (Stock image)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

North Korea has released a propaganda video showing a simulation of a missile heading for the US territory of Guam.

The video also warns the US that it "will be punished for all its crimes," according to Sputnik News.

The start of the video includes an announcement from the commander of North Korea's Strategic Force Kim Rak-gyom about a plan of "enveloping" fire around Guam.

In the footage the use of intermediate-range Hwasong-12 ballistic missiles is shown and it warns that "Americans should live with their eyes and ears wide open" as they won't know when these missiles will be launched.

News agency Yonhap, based in South Korea, first noticed that the video appeared on the North's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri during the weekend.

Not only does the video show missiles, but it also shows key American figures in flames such as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Jim Mattis and head of the CIA Mike Pompeo.

Near the end of the video Donald Trump is shown in a cemetery of crosses, before bomb ticking noises are played and a countdown begins.

Currently joint US and South Korean military exercises are taking place including 17,500 Americans and 50,000 troops from South Korea. But Pyongyang has claimed this is "reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."