North Korean video depicts US under attack

Angered by joint US-South Korean military drills, Pyongyang issues more threats to Washington and Seoul.

    North Korean video depicts US under attack
    North Korea says its ready to attack Seoul if it does not apologise for 'treason' [Reuters]

    A video released by North Korea has depicted a nuclear attack on Washington, as an angry Pyongyang continued to hit out against joint military drills between South Korea and the United States.

    The four-minute state media video - titled "Last Chance" - showed a digitally created scene of a missile being fired from a North Korean submarine and wiping out the US capital, the Associated Press news agency reported.

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    Pyongyang, which says the military drills are a dress rehearsal for an invasion, was angered when South Korean media reported that the exercises included training for a "decapitation strike" on the North's top leaders.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday warned that his military was prepared to attack Seoul's presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologised for "treason" and executed officials Pyongyang accuses of planning to attack it.

    The North is believed to have artillery capable of striking Seoul, though such a strike is said by analysts to be highly unlikely.

    A video similar to "Last Chance" was aired in 2013 when North Korea also conducted a nuclear test and satellite launch.

    Jong-un's government has been developing its nuclear weapons and missile capabilities, but is not believed to have perfected either enough to pose a credible threat to major US cities.

    TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea [Lee Jin-man/Associated Press]

    SOURCE: AP


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