By: Nicola Smith
'A good clubbing is exactly what the wolves and crazy dogs need,' the poster says with an illustration of American, South Korean and Japanese soldier caricatures being smashed with a club CREDIT: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.
Revival of state messaging to 'wipe the US off the face of the earth' reflects deteriorating relations.
North Korea has resumed propaganda depicting graphic violence against the United States and its military four years after removing it from public display to reinforce a temporary diplomatic détente with Washington.
Poster art showing missile strikes against the US mainland and North Korean soldiers slaughtering American and South Korean troops are once again on sale in Pyongyang, reported NK News this week.
The revival of state messaging to “wipe the US off the face of the earth” reflects deteriorating relations since the collapse of nuclear disarmament talks in 2019 and spiralling tensions on the Korean Peninsula as Pyongyang ramps up missile testing to unprecedented levels and refuses to come back to the table.
In 2018, as a gesture of goodwill, North Korea hid anti-US propaganda from view and focused state propaganda slogans on economic goals to improve living standards in pariah state.
However, it is believed that while material denouncing the US is now back on sale, the propaganda is not yet being displayed to the wider public on billboards.
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