North Korea claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb

Not long ago significant seismic activity was reported from North Korea 0n 6.3 magnitude.

North Korean media has since claimed they have tested a hydrogen bomb of a type that could be fitted to an intercontinental missile similar to what they have been recently testing.

This is certain to ramp up the tension in the area.

Earlier on RNZ: North Korea: Tremor detected in sign of possible nuclear test

US seismologists said the 6.3 magnitude quake in the north-east of the country was a “possible explosion”.

It is in the area where the North has conducted previous nuclear tests.

Japan has concluded that the tremors detected in North Korea were a nuclear explosion, marking the sixth atomic test by Pyongyang since 2006.

“After examining the data we concluded that it was a nuclear tests,” Foreign Minister Taro Kono said at a briefing broadcast by public broadcaster NHK following a meeting of Japan’s National Security Council.

The tremor comes hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was pictured with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb.

State media said the device could be loaded on to a ballistic missile. Neither claim could be independently verified.

South Korea officials said the quake took place in Kilju County, where the North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site is situated.

1 Comment

  1. sorethumb

     /  September 4, 2017

    “There’s no military solution to [North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they go us,” Bannon said. “To me, the economic war with China is everything. And we have to be maniacally focused on that. If we continue to lose it, we’re five years away, I think, ten years at most, of hitting an inflection point from which we’ll never be able to recover.”
    “We’re at economic war with China,” he said. “It’s in all their literature. They’re not shy about saying what they’re doing. One of us is going to be a hegemon in 25 or 30 years and its going to be them if we go down this path. On Korea, they’re just tapping us along. It’s just a sideshow.”

    Bannon got fired for saying that – much to the enjoyment of Kim Hill.
    The US could riddlecule Kim and his bomb saying that anyone could do that and call the people of the North “skinny’s (make fun of the people).