After months of verbal cat-and-mouse, North Korea finally admitted today that it has nuclear weapons, CNN reports.The statement came during bi-lateral negotiations between American and North Korean diplomats.According to CNN, "a source said Gen. Li Gun, North Korea's representative to the talks in Beijing, China, told U.S. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly, 'blatantly and boldly that the country has nuclear weapons and then asked, 'Now what are you going to do about it?'"Pyongyang has said before that it was taking steps towards making Bombs. But this is the first official word that the Kim Il Jung government has the weapons in hand.The assertion by the North Koreans put an early end to the talks, which were supposed to continue for another day. Colin Powell said the United States would not be intimidated by "bellicose statements" from Pyongyang.(via Global Security Newswire)
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