North Korea Destroys Seoul in ‘Ultimatum’ Propaganda Video
The clip is set to an upbeat, fast-paced musical piece, while Seoul is attacked by multiple rockets.
The video is titled “If the ultimatum goes unanswered,” according to The Guardian. The clip ends with a threat saying, “Everything will turn into ashes.”
This isn’t the first time North Korea threatens to destroy an enemy-nation’s capital. In March, a propaganda video posted on the DPRK website showed the destruction of Washington D.C. by missile attack.
That 4-minute video was titled “Last Chance” and showed a nuclear missile going up in the sky, then landing in Washington D.C. and demolishing the nation’s capital. It also shows the U.S. Capitol building breaking in half, and ends with the American flag in flames.
The clip, also set to cheery music in the background, shows the history of the relationship between Korea and the United States, including the Korean War, the seizing of the U.S. spy ship Pueblo in 1968, and the 1990’s crisis on North Korea’s nuclear program. It also shows footage of American soldiers getting caught by the Korean military.
North Korea has repeatedly threatened to carry out nuclear strikes on Seoul and Washington D.C., and also warned that they will test a nuclear warhead and ballistic missiles that are capable of carrying it.
North Korea conducted a nuclear test and long-range rocket launch earlier this year.
President Obama recently met with the leaders of Japan and South Korea to talk about ways of countering a nuclear attack. Obama along with Chinese President Xi Jinping called on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.