What's up with this YouTube "dream" event?
North Korea video shows 'US city' hit by missiles
NORTH Korea has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.
The video was uploaded 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.
As the shuttle circles the globe - to the tune of We Are the World - the video zooms in on countries below, including a reunified Korea.
The focus then switches to a city - shrouded in the US flag - under apparent missile attack, with its skyscrapers either on fire or in ruins.
"Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing," reads a caption. "It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze."