6月8日晚，朝鲜外务省副相金桂冠在接受美国ABC电视台采访时，公开承认朝鲜正在继续制造核武器的事实，并表示朝鲜“有足够的核武器来应付美国的攻击”。但是当被问及是否拥有可打击美国的导弹，金做出不置可否的反应。外电报道如下：North Korea has a stockpile of nuclear bombs and is building more such weapons, the country's vice foreign minister Kim Gye Gwan said in a US television interview.
"I should say that we have enough nuclear bombs to defend against a US attack," the North Korean official told ABC News when asked how many nuclear bombs it possessed.
Asked whether Pyongyang was building more nuclear bombs, Kim said: "Yes."
His open admission about North Korea's nuclear weapon ambitions further clouds efforts to bring a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear crisis gripping the Korean peninsula.
动词cloud 的本意是“遮蔽，被云覆盖，使变朦胧”，例如：Mist clouded the hills.（雾遮住了山丘。）上文中体现了cloud的比喻义“使陷入麻烦，产生不利影响，玷污”，例如：cloud the issues（混淆争端）；Scandal clouded the officer's reputation.（丑闻玷污了官员的声望。）