North Korea proclaims itself a 'nuclear state'
North Korea's Kim Jong-Il has "transferred the country into an undefeated country with strong political ideology, a nuclear power state, and invincible military power," according to the updated constitution posted on its portal
(CNN) SEOUL - The statement looks all too familiar.
North Korea previously announced its nuclear capability through its state-run broadcaster and newspapers, "but no expression can be stronger than including it in their constitution," Professor Choi Jong Kun of Yonsei University told CNN.
"It is an announcement of confirmation," he added, "and it appears to be directed to the U.S. and other relevant nations."