North Korea yesterday conducted a ‘successful’ hydrogen bomb test, Pyongyang has confirmed.
earthquake when it exploded at 10am local time at the Punggye-ri test
site in the north east of the country, the tremors of which were felt
many miles away.
Its ignition ends weeks of speculation that leader
Kim Jong-Un had developed such a weapon, which is lighter yet even more
powerful than the fission blast generated by nuclear bombs containing
uranium or plutonium alone.
at 10am on January 6, 2016, based on the strategic determination of the
Workers’ Party,’ a state television news reader announced
five-and-a-half hours after the blast.
that a ‘miniaturised’ hydrogen bomb had been detonated in an operation
that was deemed a ‘perfect success’.
nuclear states’ and had elevated their ‘nuclear might to the next
level’, providing a weapon to defend against the United States – who
they claim to have ‘numerous and humongous nuclear weapons’ – and its
sovereignty we will not use nuclear weapon. This H-bomb test brings us
to a higher level of nuclear power.’
development and is bound to cause considerable anxiety to neighbouring
Last month, Kim Jong-Un had suggested Pyongyang had already developed a
hydrogen bomb – although the claim was greeted with scepticism by
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