North Korea claims it can load hydrogen bomb onto missile

Geneva Matthews
September 3, 2017

North Korea's sixth nuclear test went off precisely at noon Sunday Pyongyang time, according to the South Korean and Japanese governments, as well as numerous nongovernment experts in the United States.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the seismic event was "artificial".

The report said the institute recently succeeded in making "a more developed nuke" and Kim watched an H-bomb to be loaded into new ICBM.

The CENC said the first tremor measured 6.3 on the Richter scale and had a depth of zero kilometers, indicating the quake may have been caused by an explosion.

Last September, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, showing its determination to be a nuclear-armed country despite ever tougher sanctions. That test was one of two tests conducted a year ago.

Mr Brownlee said that North Korea had again demonstrated its complete disregard for its obligations under United Nations Security Council resolutions and for worldwide norms against nuclear testing. "China's government expresses resolute opposition and strong condemnation toward this", the statement read.

The announcement came after Japanese, South Korean, and USA meteorological organizations said they had detected two tremors in North Korea.

President Donald Trump in August warned that North Korea would "be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before" if it continued to threaten the United States.

North Korea's state-run media claimed that the country has developed the ability to load a hydrogen bomb onto a new intercontinental ballistic missile, although some outside experts already cast doubts on the claim.

The United States Geological Survey detected an "explosion" with a magnitude of 6.3.

South Korea's Yonhap News agency says a magnitude 5.6 quake has occurred in North Korea.

It was not clear whether Trump was referring to financial and food aid given to the North Korean regime in exchange for Pyongyang's commitment to curb its nuclear programs.

The US offered a conciliatory gesture toward the North, but Pyongyang responded with the firing of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan last week.

Experts are sceptical about the claim that Pyongyang has mastered hydrogen technology, but it is nearly impossible to independently confirm statements about its highly secret weapons programme.

But Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that he had spoken with Trump by phone and said close cooperation between their countries and South Korea was needed in face of the "escalating" situation with North Korea.

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