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N. Korean propaganda TV shows image of burning U.S. supercarrier, bomber

2017/03/19 18:12

SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's main propaganda outlet on Sunday showed images of a U.S. supercarrier and strategic bomber engulfed in flames to showcase Pyongyang's resolve to counter the ongoing joint Seoul-Washington military drills.

Uriminzokkiri TV showed in a 170 second video clip a superimposed image of what looks to be the USS Carl Vinson on fire after the ship is placed in the crosshairs.

The Internet-based mouthpiece of the reclusive regime then showed an image of the B-1B bomber similarly in flames.

It said a knife will be stabbed into the throat of the carrier, while the bomber will fall from the sky after getting hit by a hail of fire.

Uriminzokkiri then said that ongoing military drills between South Korea and the United States have now completely given up all pretenses of being a defensive operation and instead have openly stated the intent to assassinate the North's leadership. This, it said, can only be viewed as a declaration of war.

The North has viewed all military drills between Seoul and Washington as a rehearsal for an invasion of the North.

It then warned that such provocations by the allies will only lead to the annihilation of the United States and it showed off images of the latest missiles such as the Pukguksong-2 missile and its vast artillery units in training.

yonngong@yna.co.kr

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