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North Korea considers hydrogen bomb test on Pacific Ocean, say foreign minister Yong-ho

Commenting soon after, US President Trump’s speech, the Minister said the bomb could be released unprecedented.

North Korea considers hydrogen bomb test on Pacific Ocean, say foreign minister Yong-ho

Commenting soon after, US President Trump’s speech, the Minister said the bomb could be released unprecedented.

22 September 2017 Friday 18:44
North Korea considers hydrogen bomb test on Pacific Ocean, say foreign minister Yong-ho

By Azania Post Reporter

NORTH Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho has said his country could consider hydrogen bomb test on Pacific ocean.

Commenting soon after, US President Trump’s speech, the Minister said the bomb could be released unprecedented.

Earlier in his speech, Trump threatened to destroy the country, whose leader simultaneously promised to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for his threats.

Japan, the only country ever to suffer an atomic attack, described the threat from Ri as "totally unacceptable".

For its part, China responded by calling on all parties to exercise restraint.

On Tuesday, Trump said in his first address to the UN that he would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the US and its allies, and called Kim a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.

In a rare statement directly attributed to the North's leader, Kim Jong-un has said Trump is "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country".

He described Trump as "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire".North Korea's possible hydrogen bomb test explained

North Korea,  a country of 26 million people, says it needs a sturdy nuclear deterrence to protect it from the US, and its government has made militarism a central part of its national ideology.

Pyongyang's stated aim is to be able to target the US mainland and it has shown off advances in its nuclear weapons programme in recent weeks, with a September test of what it said was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb capable of being loaded onto a rocket.

Kim characterised Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly as "mentally deranged behaviour" and "the most ferocious declaration of a war in history".

He said Trump's remarks "have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last".

'Insulted me and my country'

Kim said he is "thinking hard" about his response and that Trump "will face results beyond his expectation".

It is unusual for the North Korean leader to issue such a statement in his own name.

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