Propaganda posters have sprung up across North Korea warning of an impending conflict with America after Kim Jong-un accused President Trump of ‘declaring war’.
Most of the posters feature white lettering on a red background, a symbol of the supreme leadership, and warn of a ‘great and decisive war against America’.
Others emphasise ‘complete unity’ and ‘self-reliance’, while one reads: ‘Eradicate the American imperialists – the mortal enemy of the Korean people.’
New propaganda posters have begun springing up in North Korea warning of a ‘great and decisive war against America’ which is about to be fought
Many of the posters feature white text on a red background, which is a symbol of the supreme leadership in North Korea and denoted the importance of the message
The posters also call for ‘self-reliance’ and ‘complete unity’ and come after the North accused President Trump of ‘declaring war’ during his UN address
Covert images of the posters were provided to NK News and published by The Sun.
The posters began appearing a week after President Trump gave his first speech to the UN general assembly, which included harsh words for North Korea.
If the US is forced to defend itself or its allies, he warned, ‘we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea’.
That prompted North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, to tell the assembly that America had effectively ‘declared war’ on North Korea.
Kim Jong-un has moved warplanes to his country’s east coast and bolstered air defenses, saying he has the right to shoot down US bombers carrying out drills in the area
Images smuggled out of North Korea show some of the propaganda images that have sprung up in recent days, warning of conflict with America
While some paint the North Korea people as strong an resilient, others denounce America and the West as aggressors
He said the North now has the right to shoot down US bombers conducting drills off the country’s east coast, whether or not the jets enter North Korea airspace.
South Korea subsequently said the North has moved fighter jets to its airbases along the east coast, and bolstered its air defenses.
Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un issued an unprecedented video message in which he addressed Trump’s words directly, branding him a ‘mentally unstable dotard’.
While Trump has insisted that war will be his last resort, and few believe the North would deliberately attack the US or one of its allies, there are fears that tensions could unintentionally spill over into a bloody conflict.
The slogan on the side of this train reads ‘eradicate the American imperialists – the mortal enemy of the Korean people’
Kim Jong-un said a speech by President Trump in which he threatened to ‘totally destroy’ the country was effectively a ‘declaration of war’
Trump has repeatedly said he does not want a conflict, but stands ready to do whatever is necessary to keep America and its allies safe
Retired Air Force general Rob Givens said that around 20,000 people per day would be killed in the event of war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula.
That estimate is based on models of the conflict drawn up by the Pentagon, he said.
However, that model assumes a conventional war and does not account for the possibility of the North using nuclear weapons.
If Kim did decide to use his nuclear weapons, with an MoD source telling Mail Online that the dictator likely has enough material for around 30 bombs, then the death toll would be far higher.