North Korea Claims Hydrogen Bomb Test
North Korea claims it has successfully conducted an h-bomb test.
The announcement came after South Korea reported a seismic event resembling an earthquake 30 miles from the Punggye-ri site where the desperately poor and reclusive North has conducted nuclear tests in the past.
However, South Korean officials and some experts questioned whether the explosion was indeed a full-fledged test of a hydrogen device. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior South Korean military official told NBC News that “we presume that it was not a hydrogen bomb test.”
North Korea’s state-run KCNA news service reported that Kim [Jong-un] “made the final decision on January 3 to go ahead with the hydrogen test and accordingly we have conducted hydrogen bomb test at 10 a.m. on January 6 with total success.”