North Korea releases video depicting nuclear attack on US

Washington DC is laid to nuclear waste in the video
Washington DC is laid to nuclear waste in the video

North Korea has released a new propaganda video threatening a nuclear attack on Washington DC, the capital of the United States.

The four-minute video (below), menacingly titled 'Last Chance', recounts the history of US-Korean relations and ends with an animation of a submarine-launched nuclear missile surging through clouds, swerving back to Earth and slamming down in front of Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

After the city is laid to waste, the video concludes with the US flag in flames and a message translated as: "If US imperialists budge an inch toward us, we will immediately hit them with nuclear (weapons)."

Pyongyang's rhetoric has been heating up in recent weeks since the launch of annual South Korea and US war games.

Seoul and Washington made the already large-scale joint drills larger than ever in response to the rogue East Asian nation's nuclear test in January and rocket tests a month later.

The video was published on the North Korea's propaganda website DPRK Today and is embedded below: