North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has been pictured by the nation's state media devising strategies in what appears to be his war room.

The pictures, released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday, show the leader in an "urgent meeting".

KCNA said Kim Jong-un had "ratified a strike plan by the Strategic Rocket Force as US B-2 stealth bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula".

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Kim Jong-un is said to be in an 'urgent meeting' in these photos

The pictures came as Kim Jong-un told his generals to put rocket units on standby and prepare for an attack on the US, KCNA also said.

Kim Jong-un said the time had come to "settle accounts with US imperialists" after a late night meeting with top generals.

Analysts who have studied the latest pictures say they show arrows on the map in the background pointing towards San Diego, Washington DC and Hawaii.

An iMac is also visible on Kim Jong-un's desk.

However as NK News, a site dedicated to analysing North Korean news, points out, most analysts agree North Korea would not be able to hit any US mainland targets.

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It is unlikely that N Korea has the capability to hit mainland America


North Korea has made repeated threats on the US and South Korea since a fresh wave of UN sanctions were imposed in response to the nation's third nuclear test blast.

The sanctions, voted on by the UN Security Council earlier in March, target North Korea's ruling class and place bans on countries exporting luxury good to the communist state, including jewellery, yachts and luxury cars, as well as tightening financial restrictions.

The latest pictures come days after North Korea was accused of doctoring pictures of hovercraft landing on a beach, in a mock invasion.


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  • North Koreans gather at a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Korean army officers punch the air as they chant slogans during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • CORRECTS DATE PHOTO TAKEN - North Koreans gather during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Koreans march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Soldiers and students are shown holding placards that read: “Reunification of the motherland,” left, and “Let’s rip apart the puppet traitors,” center. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Koreans gather at a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Koreans punch the air during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. The placard reads: "U.S. forces, get out!" (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Koreans punch the air during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Koreans gather during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • North Koreans punch the air during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • University students punch the air as they march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Placards read: “Let’s crush the puppet traitor group” and “Let’s rip the puppet traitors to death!” (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • University students march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Placards in the plaza read: “Rifles and bombs,” “Sledgehammers of revenge” and “Do-or-die battle.” (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

  • University students punch the air as they march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Placards read: “Let’s crush the puppet traitor group” and “Let’s rip the puppet traitors to death!” (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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  • In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 14, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong inspects a live ammunition firing drill by Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front near the border with South Korea. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

  • In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 14, 2013 by the Korea News Service, a missile is fired during a live shell firing drill by Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front near the border with South Korea. KCNA reported North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided the drill. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

  • In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 14, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a live ammunition firing drill by Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front near the border with South Korea. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

  • In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 14, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches with a pair of field glasses live ammunition firing drills by Jangjae Islet Defense Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defense Detachment deployed in the biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front near the border with South Korea. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)