Pyongyang Claims It Has Hydrogen Bomb Small Enough to Mount on ICBM

03 September, 2017, 05:37 | Author: Ora Austin

North Korean state media is claiming that they have successfully created a "thermonuclear hydrogen bomb" which they are capable of transporting via intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

This story was first published on CNN.com "North Korea: Kim Jong Un observes missile-ready hydrogen bomb".

State news agency KCNA said Kim Jong-un had visited scientists at the nuclear weapons institute and "guided the work for nuclear weaponisation".

According to Reuters, KCNA talked about the weapon by describing its "great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack".

The Kim Jong Un regime boasted about its nuclear missile program in Sunday's report, saying it has the know-how and materials to make as many weapons as it wants.

In July, North Korea, claimed it tested two ICBMs which could potentially strike continental US. Outside experts said that it appeared to be a test of a boosted fission weapon, rather than an H-bomb.

The latest claim also comes as South Korea, the US, and Japan press China to impose stronger economic measures to stop Kim's nuclear ambitions.

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The North conducted two nuclear tests previous year alone.

"The situation on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have grown recently, is balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict".

It came as US and South Korean forces were nearing the end of the 10-day annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint exercises, which the North regards as a rehearsal for invasion.

Defying U.N. sanctions and worldwide pressure, North Korea has been test-firing missiles at a rapid pace this year.

"It shows (North Korea) is not only threatening assured destruction of the USA and allied cities in the event it is attacked, but also that (North Korea) is considering limited coercive nuclear strikes, or is seeking credible response options for US ones".

The South Korean government said in late July it was discussing with the USA its need to expand its missile development guideline beyond the current limits of a 500 kilogram missile payload and 800 kilometer range.

The North has previously claimed to have miniaturised a nuclear weapon but experts have cast doubt on this.

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