Horrific North Korean propaganda art shows American soldiers torturing women with pliers and murdering babies.
The paintings, believed to be from 2005, claim to depict atrocities carried out by American soldiers during the Korean War of 1950-1953.
They show Americans torturing women by removing their teeth and killing men by slicing their heads off.
Gruesome: This propaganda painting shows American soldiers torturing a Korean women by removing her teeth
Paintings believed to be from 2005 claim to depict atrocities carried out by American soldiers during the Korean War of 1950-1953
Images show Americans torturing women and shooting babies as part of alleged war crimes during a massacre in 1950
In this distributing painting, four American soldiers slice the head of their victim with a jagged blade
One image shows American soldiers sneering while they hold a gun to an infant girl’s head as she weeps at the sight of her dead family.
It is believed that some of these painting are displayed in the Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities in North Korea.
The museum commemorates the deaths of over 35,000 people in the 1950 Sinchon Massacre, the alleged mass murder of civilians by Americans.
Kim Jong-un visited the museum along with his sister in 2014 and reportedly described Americans as ‘cannibals and killers seeking pleasure in slaughter’.
American soldiers are depicted beheading their victims and burning them with hot metal
It is believed that some of these painting are displayed in Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities in North Korea
One image shows American soldiers sneering while they hold a gun to an infant girl’s head as she weeps at the sight of her dead family
This grim painting shows American soldiers kicking children and women in a trench in the snow
Left: A man is tied up and burnt at the stake. Right: Soldiers hold a gun to a tied-up woman
This painting shows North Koreans cowering in fear as the US soldiers set dogs on them
The Sinchon Massacre of 1950
The Sinchon Massacre was an alleged mass murder of civilians claimed by North Koreans to have been committed primarily by South Korean military forces under allowance from the US military between 17 October and 7 December 1950.
North Koreans claim that approximately 35,000 people were killed over 52 days. This would have been about a quarter of the population of Sinchon.
They say Americans beheaded up to 300 North Koreans using Japanese samurai swords as the US Air Force practised illegal bacteriological warfare.
Americans deny the claims. In 1989, Chicago Tribune journalist Uli Schmitzer summarized ‘if any truth about massacres in Sinchon ever existed, the evidence has long ago been obscured.’
Sinchon, 70 miles south of the North Korean capital Pyongyang has been turned into a national shrine by a ruthless propaganda machine that has fueled anti-American passions for 36 years in support of an institutionalized, regimented communist regime.
The images resurface as North Korea relocates its warplanes and bolsters air defenses along its eastern coast after accusing President Trump of declaring war.
The move, which was reported by analysts in Seoul, puts the planes within striking distance of US bombers which have been conducting drills alongside aircraft from the South in international airspace near North Korea.
Pyongyang had previously said it has the right to shoot down American warplanes whether or not they had entered the country’s airspace.
The inflamed rhetoric came after President Trump told the UN general assembly that America would have ‘no choice but to totally destroy North Korea’ if forced to defend itself and its allies.
Kim Jong-un has redeployed North Korea fighter jets and bolstered air defenses along the country’s east coast, close to where American bombers have been performing drills
The North previously said it has the right to shoot down American bombers whether or not they entered the country’s airspace after accusing President Trump of ‘declaring war’
That threat brought an unprecedented personal response from Kim Jong-un, who called Trump a ‘mentally deranged dotard’ and raised the prospect of carrying out a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean.
The war of words showed no sign of slowing down on Tuesday as Trump started the day by tweeting that North Korea had tortured arrested American student Otto Warmbier ‘beyond belief’.
Warmbier was jailed in the hermit state in 2016 for stealing a propaganda poster while on holiday in Pyongyang, before being handed back to the US in a coma earlier this year. He died shortly afterwards.
Medical examiners have been unable to determine how he fell into the coma, but say there were no obvious signs of torture.
While Trump has repeatedly stated that a military solution is not his preferred choice, international observers and world leaders are nervous that heightened tensions could unintentionally spill over into armed conflict.
Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s foreign minister, made the claims to the United Nations amid fears that a war of words between Trump and Kim could spill over into conflict
On Tuesday Russia warned that war on the Korean peninsula would be ‘catastrophic’ as China and South Korea urged Trump and Kim to back down.
The Kremlin’s foreign ministry said it is working ‘behind the scenes’ on finding a political solution to the North Korea crisis.
Government official Mikhail Ulyanovwho added that the current US approach to North Korea represents little more than a dead end and that the use of sanctions against Kim had almost been exhausted.
Meanwhile Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said war on the Korean peninsula would have no winner.
His South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha added: ‘It is imperative that we, Korea and the US together, manage the situation in order to prevent further escalation of tensions or any kind of accidental military clashes which can quickly go out of control.’
Counting the human cost of war on the Korean Peninsula, retired Air Force general Rob Givens said 20,000 people would like die each day in the South as long as the conflict continued.
The estimate is based on Pentagon predictions, and does not account for deaths in the North, or the potential use of nuclear weapons.
‘There is only one way that this war ends. With North Korea’s defeat — but at what cost?,’ Givens said.
World leaders have warned there would be ‘no winners’ from a war on the Korean Peninsula as they urged for calm (pictured, military drills in South Korea this week)