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N. Korean state media issue photos appearing to show US strike plans

Published on Mar 29, 2013 4:17 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean state media issued two photos Friday that, either by accident or design, appeared to show plans for striking the US mainland, as well as details of the North's military strength.

The pictures, released by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), both showed leader Kim Jong Un sitting at a desk in what looked like a dedicated military operations room.

The photos accompanied a KCNA report on an emergency meeting with top army leaders in which Mr Kim ordered strategic rocket units to prepare for a possible strike against US mainland and Pacific bases.

One picture showed Mr Kim amongst four uniformed officers, but the main interest lay in the background.

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