North Korea releases pictures showing country's plan to attack US mainland

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 11:10 hrs

North Korea has revealed its plans to strike targets in the United States in photos taken in Kim Jong-un's military command centre.

The photos, which appeared in the state-run Rodong newspaper, were apparently taken at an "emergency meeting" early on Friday morning.

They show Kim signing the order for North Korea's strategic rocket forces to be on standby to fire at US targets, the paper said, with large-scale maps and diagrams in the background.

According to the Telegraph, the pictures showed a chart marked 'US mainland strike plan' and missile trajectories that the NK News web site estimates terminate in Hawaii, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.

The meeting of the Pyongyang's senior military leaders was called after two US B2 bombers, flying out of bases in Missouri, carried out simulated bombing raids on North Korean targets on an island off the coast of South Korea.

According to the paper, experts believe that the images of Kim surrounded by his officers and diagrams of targets in the US are designed for a domestic consumption and to demonstrate the young leader's mastery of military affairs. (ANI)

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