North Korea Defies US, World Sanctions, Conducts Nuclear Test, Trump Called Dictator “A Smart Cookie” Months Ago


North Korea has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, the country’s state broadcaster reported Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army

Latest developments:

  • This is the country’s sixth nuclear test.
  • Earlier, United States Geological Survey detected “possible explosion” that caused a 6.3-magnitude quake.
  • Tremor was detected in near North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

KCNA, North Korea’s official news agency, says the test was carried out to “examine and confirm” using the hydrogen bomb as a payload for an ICBM.


“It also marked a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force,” KCNA said.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AFP
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