6 January 2016

N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test


South Koreans watch a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year speech, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Kim said in an annual New Year speech that he's ready for war if provoked by "invasive" outsiders but stayed away from past threats centering on the country's nuclear weapons and long-range missile ambitions The letters read: " Kim Jong Un's New Year Speech."
North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal.
A television anchor said in a typically propaganda-heavy statement that the North had tested a "miniaturized" hydrogen bomb, elevating the country's "nuclear might to the next level" and providing it with a weapon to defend against the United States and its other enemies.