North Korea release video showing US city in flames
‘9/11 style’ clip posted on YouTube by rogue state shows ‘the nest of wickedness’ ablaze
NORTH KOREA has posted a YouTube video showing a sleeping youth dreaming of an unidentified American city in flames as the pop hit We Are The World plays.
The eerie clip was uploaded to YouTube by the rogue state’s official website Uriminzokkiri. It emerged hours after a warning that North Korea was planning a new nuclear test.
The three-minute animated video begins innocently as its young subject boards a rocket and journeys into space. As he orbits around the earth, the camera zooms in on various countries.
Then a close-up of US flag appears before we cut to a city on fire, with skyscrapers crumbling in scenes described by The Guardian as “reminiscent of 9/11”.
The caption, in North Korean, reads: "Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing. It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze."
At end of the clip, says the Daily Telegraph, a caption tells us that the young man’s dream will "surely come true". Another caption reads: "Despite all kinds of attempts by imperialists to isolate and crush us... never will anyone be able to stop the people marching toward a final victory.”
Earlier today Kim Sook, South Korea’s ambassador to the UN, said a North Korea nuclear test appeared imminent.