North Korea's Kim Jong-un Fights 'Fatty Monster U.S. Imperialists' With Anti-U.S. Stamps

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July 6, 2017

North Korea released two new anti-U.S. stamps in celebration of its official "Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism" month.

The stamps offer "grim images predicting the promised annihilation" of America, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. In the first, a fist crushes an American missile while tattered pieces of the American flag fly about. In the second, a hand holds a gun and eight missiles point toward a target resembling the U.S. Capitol.

The capstone of North Korea’s so-called "Hate America Month" occurs every year on June 25, the day the Korean War began in 1950. The day is officially named the "Pyongyang Mass Rally on the Day of the Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism."

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Anti-U.S. propaganda is nothing new in North Korea.

Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency issued statements calling on the world to stand up against and dismember "the fatty monster U.S. imperialists." The U.S. was also referred to as a "a paper tiger easy to be crushed and set on fire," the Post reported.

The country held a celebration in April to mark the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's grandfather, Kim Il-sung, who founded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The event featured a video simulation of a nuclear missile attack destroying what appeared to be an "unidentified U.S. city," USA Today reported.

The video shows at least one ballistic missile being fired and crossing the Pacific before multiple missiles appear to strike the U.S. The video further shows an American flag and a cemetery superimposed with flames.

The latest anti-U.S. propaganda comes at a time of high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. On Wednesday, North Korea claimed to have tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can carry a large nuclear warhead. U.S. officials, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, have condemned North Korea's actions.

Haley called the missile launch "not only dangerous, but reckless and irresponsible" while speaking before the U.N. Security council on Wednesday.