North Korea successfully tested a Hydrogen Bomb designed to be mounted on its newly developed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, producing a greater yield than any of its previous Nuclear Tests.
According to North Koreans State Television, “the Hydrogen Bomb test ordered by leader Kim Jong UN was a “perfect success” and was a “meaningful” step in completing the country’s Nuclear Weapons Programme.
Stat Television also released still photographs of Kim presiding a meeting with officials and signing a letter ordering the H-Bomb Test.
The announcement came hours after a large Earthquake that appeared to be man-made was detected near the North’s known Nuclear Test site, indicating that the reclusive country had conducted its sixth Nuclear Test.
South Korea immediately convened a National Security Council Meeting.
International experts say the north has made advances in its Nuclear Weapons capabilities but it is Unclear if it has successfully miniaturised a Nuclear Weapon it can load on to a Missile.
China’s Earthquake Administration described the tremor as a “suspected explosion”.