North Korea publicly admitted to being in possession of nuclear weapons for the first time. The leadership in Pyongyang said the arsenal was necessary to protect it against the US, which it says is getting increasingly hostile.
US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice has told the Koreans not to worry about an invasion. The general belief is that the the 'axis of evil' country currently has only one or two nuclear bombs but is intent on increasing that number.
The state-run Korean Central News Agency said "We ... have manufactured nukes for self-defence to cope with the Bush administration's evermore undisguised policy to isolate and stifle the [North]."