North Korea identifies itself as a nuclear power in its revised constitution, according to a copy displayed on the country's official web portal.
|The revised North Korean constitution includes |
the phrase "nuclear power" (underlined in red).
The constitution was revised at last month's meeting of the rubber-stamp Supreme People's Assembly, and the preface details the accomplishments of former leader Kim Jong-il, claiming he changed the North into a "nuclear power and invincible military superpower."
The move has stimulated a heated debate in the U.S. Congress. Following on the heels of North Korea's announcement, Rep. Joseph Pitts, R-PA, has called for a Constitutional Ammendment declaring the United States a nuclear power.
When asked about his pursuit of such an ammendment Rep. Pitts replied that "if Kim Jong-un wants to publicize the fact that North Korea has nuclear weapons and use them as a bargaining tool just as his father did, we are going to respond, tit for tat. And besides; we are the world's greates nuclear power. Why shouldn't that be enshrined in our Constitution?"
Source of original article used in this fake article: N. Korea Puts Nuclear Arms in Constitution, http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/05/31/2012053100646.html