The video, which looks hilariously bad even for North Korea, shows what looks like a CGI submarine launching a missile before swapping to archive footage of a real rocket which once again magically turns CGI again to hit a really poorly drawn US city. In the video, that missile was joined by other missiles shooting into sky, passing over the Pacific and exploding in giant balls of flames in the United States.
The propaganda video, released by the state, includes frames of the American flag overlapped with an image of a cemetery.
"When the performance was over, all the performers and participants in the military parade broke into enthusiastic cheers of 'hurrah!'" claimed North Korean media, as relayed by Reuters.
"The Dear Supreme Leader waved back to them and congratulated the artistes on their successful performance", KCNA said.
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I think that they realize that, that we still have some times that we can really enjoy here. I would've rooted for whichever crappy replacement team Philly eventually got.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang responded directly to the BBC interview with Han, expressing China's "serious concern with recent trends about North Korea's nuclear and missile development". The attempt of the missile test was made amid the celebration of the anniversary of birth of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung.
Other North Korean officials repeated the North's accusations that the current joint military exercises between the US and South Korea are an "aggressive war drill" and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is heading for Korea in a "reckless move" that could provoke a war. According to analysts, during that parade a submarine launched ballistic missile was shown for the first time.
North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it.
The video comes as tensions continue to rise between the USA and North Korea and shows an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), being used to wipe out an American city.