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‘9/11 style’ clip posted on YouTube by rogue state  shows ‘the nest of wickedness’ ablaze

LAST UPDATED AT 15:33 ON Tue 5 Feb  2013

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.

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