North Korea Signs Up for Twitter

The front page of North Korea's Twitter page.

The front page of North Korea's Twitter page.

The secretive nation of North Korea is the newest member of Twitter. 

North Korea has begun micro-blogging under the name @uriminzokhas, stepping up a propaganda campaign that began last month with a few video clips posted on YouTube, reported the AFP news agency.

The country has issued only 9 tweets so far, mainly pointing its over 2,300 followers to anti-Seoul and anti-U.S. statements on the country's official website,

South Korea blocks the site and few in North Korea even have access to a computer, the news agency reported.

One tweet dismissed accusations that a North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean warship in March. Another criticized U.S.-led sanctions on North Korea and Iran. Most followers posted derisive comments in Korean, AFP said. 

Last month North Korea opened an account with YouTube, a popular global video-sharing site, uploading video clips which praised leader Kim Jong-Il and denying its role in the sinking.

President Obama has nearly 5 million followers on the micro-blogging site, while Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has built up almost 750,000 followers. North Korea has just over 2,300, and it has yet to follow a single person -- meaning it isn't following Oprah Winfrey or Ashton Kucher.