By Rachel Hirshfeld | SOURCE
North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test in the coming days, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a city in the United States, resembling New York, engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.
The footage was uploaded Saturday by the North’s official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.
The video is shot as a dream sequence, with a young man seeing himself on board a North Korean space shuttle launched into orbit by the same type of rocket Pyongyang successfully tested in December, AFP reported.
As the shuttle circles the globe — to the tune of “We Are the World” — the video zooms in on countries below, including a joyfully re-unified Korea.
The focus then switches to a city — shrouded in an American flag — under apparent missile attack on its skyscrapers, including what appears to be the Empire State Building, which appears to be either on fire or in ruins.
“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” runs the caption across the screen, as quoted by AFP.
“It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself,” it added.
The video ends with the young man concluding that his dream will “surely come true”.
“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,” it said.
The North is expected to conduct its nuclear test as a defiant response to UN imposed sanctions following its December rocket launch.
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Published on Feb 5, 2013
North Korea, already gearing up for yet another nuclear test, has posted a bizarre online video depicting New York under an apparent missile attack with “We are the World” serving as a soundtrack.
The three-minute video posted on YouTube on Saturday was released by Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from North Korea’s state-run media. It features a young man in a dream sequence in which he sees himself aboard a North Korean space shuttle launched into orbit by the same type of rocket Pyongyang successfully launched in December. A densely populated city, which is shrouded in a U.S. flag, is then depicted to the tune of “We are the World,” the charity single recorded in 1985.
“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” reads a caption translated from Korean. “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself.”
The video concludes with the young man saying his dream will “surely” come true. As of early Tuesday, it had been viewed nearly 40,000 times.
“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,” a final caption reads.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, in a statement to FoxNews.com, said the video is another “disturbing reminder” of what a nuclear-capable North Korea would mean to the world.
“The film is yet another disturbing reminder that a nuclear-capable North Korea is a threat in its region and worldwide.”
- John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
“The film is yet another disturbing reminder that a nuclear-capable North Korea is a threat in its region and worldwide,” Bolton said. “We should not delude ourselves by thinking that Pyongyang will ever be negotiated out of that capability.”
Meanwhile, South Korea’s U.N. ambassador said on Monday that a North Korean nuclear test is believed to be imminent. Ambassador Kim Sook said there are “very busy activities” taking place at North Korea’s nuclear test site “and everybody’s watching.”
North Korea announced last month that it would conduct a nuclear test to protest Security Council sanctions toughened after a satellite launch in December that the U.S. and other critics said was a disguised test of banned missile technology. The council ordered North Korea in the sanctions resolution to refrain from a nuclear test or face “significant action.”
Pyongyang’s two previous nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009, both occurred after it was condemned by the United Nations for rocket launches.
The sanctions — designed to derail the country’s rogue nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs — bar North Korea from testing or using nuclear or ballistic missile technology, as well as from importing or exporting material for those programs.
The latest sanctions resolution again demanded that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program and cease launches. It slapped sanctions on North Korean companies and government agencies, including its space agency and several individuals.