North Korea’s Latest Propaganda Antics Dismissed by US, as Usual

By Tara MacIsaac
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 21, 2013 Last Updated: February 21, 2013
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A propaganda clip released by the North Korean regime was uploaded to YouTube this week, declaring “North Korea’s high level nuclear test conducted against American imperialist invaders is a nuclear deterrent that protects our sovereignty.”

The clip shows Obama and the American army surrounded by flames and burning. It says the third underground nuclear test “is also a solemn warning that time is no longer on the side of the United States.”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at a press briefing on Wednesday he is unconcerned.

“I would simply say the provocative propaganda is far less concerning to us and to our allies than provocative actions that violate North Korea’s commitments to the United Nations and the international community, its flagrant violations of its commitments when it comes to its nuclear weapons program,” Carney said.

North Korea’s propaganda campaign against the United States has been dismissed by the White House before. 

In April 2012, Carney said in an official statement, “North Korea is only further isolating itself by engaging in provocative acts, and is wasting its money on weapons and propaganda displays while the North Korean people go hungry. North Korea’s long-standing development of missiles and pursuit of nuclear weapons have not brought it security—and never will.” 

Telegraph TV, among other sources, posted the video untranslated. Viewers, unable to understand the text, noted the poor cinematographic quality. 

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