North Korea claims it has conducted successful hydrogen bomb test

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 by The News Editor

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North Korea says it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test in a surprise announcement that complicates already difficult efforts to curb the country’s push for a working nuclear arsenal.

The North said in a broadcast that the test was successful. A hydrogen bomb is generally more powerful than a nuclear bomb.

North Korea has long pushed for an arsenal of warheads that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching mainland America’s shores. It is thought to have a handful of rudimentary nuclear bombs, but it is not yet thought to have succeeded.

South Korean officials earlier detected an “artificial earthquake” near North Korea’s main nuclear test site.

An H-bomb test will almost certainly lead to a push for new sanctions at the United Nations.

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 by The News Editor

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