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North Korea’s state media KCNA on Thursday released a new collection of propaganda posters, one of which shows hands ripping up the latest United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution against the country, as well as missiles striking the U.S. mainland and Capitol.
In six new posters published on the KCNA website, North Korea denounces the latest UNSC 2371 resolution adopted on August 5, while praising the country’s latest missile developments.
In a poster that reads “Fervently denounce! Total Denouncement!,” the latest UN resolution is destroyed.
The UNSC 2371 resolution was adopted unanimously by the Security Council in response to two inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July. The new measures target North Korean exports, including coal, iron, lead, and seafood.
One poster reads “Choson’s Response,” response to the international society, with missiles striking the U.S. Congress and the words “sanctions resolution,” “preemptive strike,” and “military option.”
Another poster published on the KCNA website on Thursday reads, “the whole U.S. mainland is in our range.”
North Korea’s showcase development of Ryomyong Street in Pyongyang is also featured.
In another poster that reads “Cannot stop our way,” a DPRK tank destroys the words: “isolation,” “crushing,” “sanctions,” and “preemptive war.”
On top of the tank are written: “building economy” and “building nuclear weapons,” under the words “Byungjin” (parallel advance, translated): the North Korean government policy of pursuing equal development of nuclear weapons and the economy.
North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, in a statement at the 24th ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila on August 7, said that the country “will, under no circumstances, put the nukes and ballistic rockets on negotiating table,” unless the U.S. withdraws what Pyongyang calls the “hostile policy” against the DPRK.
A day after the foreign minister’s remarks, the country’s central state media KCNA reported that North Korea’s Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) was examining an operational plan for a missile attack on the island of Guam.
North Korea appeared to pull back from its Guam attack plan on Tuesday, however, with Kim Jong Un saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees” before deciding to launch any missiles toward Guam.
Edited by: Oliver Hotham
Featured Image: KCNA, edited by NK News