TOKYO (UPI)-- World politics were thrown into utter confusion on Wednesday when North Korea revealed its nuclear bomb came from Israel in a secret swap deal.
Global consternation increased when it was also disclosed that North Korea swapped a massive shipment of instant kimchi noodles which are all the rage in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities, towns and villages for the bomb.
"Even though Israel isn't supposed to have any nuclear weapons, they were so eager for our Korean kimchi noodles that they gladly sent us a bomb," indicated North Korean leader Kim Jong II in a prepared news release. "So we swapped 50 million instant packages of our favorite hot noodles for the device. They fit into a single freighter."
The October 9 explosion of the nuclear weapon caused an international uproar since North Korea was believed to have built the device themselves in the face of widespread disapproval.
Yet now diplomats are scratching their heads wondering how to deal with the fact that the bomb was actually of Israeli design and manufacture.
Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert was not in the least upset at having his country identified as the source of the North Korean nuclear weapon.
"Oh my god, these noodles are totally delicious," he exclaimed as he stuffed kimchi noodles into his mouth with wooden chopsticks at a press conference in cabinet offices in Tel Aviv. "We simply cannot get enough of these noodles. We will swap as many bombs as it takes to get an unlimited supply of these things."
China promptly filed a diplomatic protest at the United Nations stating that "Chinese noodles are just as good as Korean noodles any day of the week, and likely lots better. And that goes for Chinese nuclear bombs too."
American Ambassador to the UN John Bolton promptly called for a global embargo of all Korean noodles, and the interdiction of all such shipments on the high seas.