A bizarre new video from North Korea purports to show an American city -- presumably New York -- in flames after what appears to be an attack.
Agence France Presse reported that the video was uploaded by Uriminzokkiri, North Korea’s official website, which issues state-controlled news and propaganda.
The video shows a young man fantasizing in a dream that he is on a space shuttle that orbits the globe (while the 1980s song “We are the world” plays in the background).
Subsequently, the viewer sees a cityscape, resembling Manhattan, which has been destroyed -- apparently by an attack from above.
"Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing," the caption on the screen says.
"It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself.”
At the end, the young man declares that his dream will "surely come true."
Back in the real world, Pyongyang is expected to conduct another nuclear test despite warnings from the West and sanctions by United Nations.
Palash has worked as a business journalist for 21 years in New York.