North Korean officials reportedly tune into MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as part of an effort to assess American opinions and see what's being reported about their communist country.

In a rare inside look at the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, NBC News correspondent Keir Simmons said there is "no doubt that the senior officials here pay attention to what is being said in the U.S."

"One telling me that he watches 'Morning Joe' every day specifically for the segments about North Korea," he added.

When Simmons asked that same military official if he was scared of rising tensions between the two nations, he said, "all my life I have felt threatened by America."

Simmons also noted that officials inside the regime are confident that they would win a war against the United States.