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North Korea Confirms Successful Testing of Hydrogen Bomb

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North Korea announced a successful test of a hydrogen bomb in a special statement broadcasted by the country’s central TV and South Korean TV channels.

According to the statement, Pyongyang claimed the reason for the test was the country’s right for “self-defense,” and promised not to use nuclear weapons if the international community respects its sovereignty.

Pyongyang also said that it was ready to continue with actively developing its military industry and nuclear weapon in case of possible threats.

​Earlier, South Korea claimed that North Korea might have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday, which caused an earthquake in the country.

​South Korea’s weather service reported that the earthquake was of an “artificial nature.”

Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo

The USGS say that the earthquake was of 5.1 magnitude with the epicenter located in Pekam county, in Yangkang province.

​South Korean sources reported that the earthquake occurred near the town of Kilchu.
​South Korean intelligence claims that North Korea did not notify the United States and China about their plans to conduct a nuclear test, the Yonhap agency reports, citing a representative of South Korean intelligence service.

In 2003, Pyongyang withdrew from the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a deal that was intended to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons manufacture and possible use.

In 2005, North Korea declared itself a nuclear power, and conducted several nuclear weapons tests, sparking concerns in the international community, particularly in neighboring South Korea. Almost four years later, Pyongyang tested additional nuclear weapons.

The official data on the country’s nuclear program has not been released, and research on the issue is based on external observations and reports made by North Korean authorities.

In December, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country had a hydrogen bomb and was ready to use it to “protect its sovereignty and national dignity.”

The South Korean meteorological agency and Japan’s Ministry of defense reports that the earthquake on Wednesday in North Korea may be artificial and caused by a nuclear test.

 

The South Korean government has convened an emergency meeting over the issue, YTN television reported.
South Korea confirmed that North Korea may announce a nuclear test in 06.30 MSK, the Yonhap agency reported.

According to the agency, Pyongyang said that an “important statement” will be made at noon (12.30 p.m. Seoul time or 04.30 GMT).

The US Department of defense is investigating the earthquake data.

Tokyo admits the likelihood that North Korea might have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday, which caused an earthquake in the country, Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary said.

“Judging by the past experience, we are now considering the possibility of North Korea’s nuclear test,” Suga told reporters.

​South Korea’s weather service reported that the earthquake was of an “artificial nature.” The USGS say that the earthquake was of 5.1 magnitude with the epicenter located in Pekam county, in Yangkang province.

South Korean sources reported that the earthquake occurred near the town of Kilchu.

South Korean intelligence claims that North Korea did not notify the United States and China about their plans to conduct a nuclear test, the Yonhap agency reports, citing a representative of South Korean intelligence service.

“North not previously notified the United States and China on the nuclear test.”

In 2003, Pyongyang withdrew from the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a deal that was intended to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons manufacture and possible use.

In 2005, North Korea declared itself a nuclear power, and conducted several nuclear weapons tests, sparking concerns in the international community, particularly in neighboring South Korea. Almost four years later, Pyongyang tested additional nuclear weapons.

The official data on the country’s nuclear program has not been released, and research on the issue is based on external observations and reports made by North Korean authorities.

 

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  1. Howie  January 6, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Hmm, Russian social media circles have quoted that the quake was several Km’s underground, but the USGS conveniently left out the depth…

    So after much discussion in between hasbara trolls, and other nut-jobs, we were able to come to the logical conclusion.

    Kim Jon Whatever inserted a thermonuclear suppository, crawled a few Km’s underground, and let rip a fart, the likes of which Korea has never before seen.

    Miniature nukes ?, yeah right…

    • Howie  January 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Just being silly, but i highly doubt that N Korea has the technology to miniaturize a H bomb.

      Just going off U.S tests, the first H bomb was huge.

    • Worker Bee  January 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      “Just going off U.S tests, the first H bomb was huge.”

      Ivy Mike was not even a bomb, but rather a building full of equipment to develop a thermonuclear explosion.

  2. Cold Wind  January 6, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Israel has hydrogen bombs.

  3. brabantian  January 6, 2016 at 2:39 am

    69-year-old Swedish engineer Anders Björkman, living on the French Riviera near Monaco, gives detailed intriguing argument that though nuclear power plants & Chernobyl-Fukushima radiation problems are real, no nuclear bombs have ever exploded or existed, saying that:

    (a) Mushroom cloud pics & videos are also chemical explosions, we’re just Pavlov’d to think they’re ‘nuclear’;
    (b) Hiroshima & Nagasaki were typical chemical firestorm sites like Tokyo, Dresden, Hamburg; ‘ground zero’ brick concrete steel stayed up, even their flagpoles etc;
    (b1) Radioactive debris could have been dropped with chemicals on Japan
    (b2) Most Japan houses were wood so burned
    (b3) Media hides witnesses who saw multiple bombers etc

    All 10 alleged ‘nuclear bomb nations’ might have played along, in what could be a global scam that has earned trillions for oligarchs owning armaments industries.

    • brabantian  January 6, 2016 at 2:44 am

      Scenarios for ‘good business’ in possibly fake nuke weapons

      1945 – USA chemically bombs Hiroshima & Nagasaki (like Tokyo, Dresden, Hamburg…), also dumping illness-inducing radioactive items. Media, & Japanese witnesses who saw plane fleets, told to shut up. Nuke story sold by adding chemical-blast ‘mushroom clouds’ in film & photos – USA HAS NUCLEAR BOMBS

      1949 – Soviet Union accepts deal for Russian elites to get wealthy by playing along with Cold War & global nuclear terror – COMMIE RUSSIA HAS THE BOMB

      1952 – UK Brits & London financial centre don’t want to feel 2nd class as Anglo empire dominates world – UK HAS THE BOMB

      1960 – France chafes not to be 2nd class to roast-beef-eating Brits, accepts deal to become nuclear if they pretend to be the ones giving Israel nuclear technology – FRANCE & DE GAULLE HAVE THE BOMB

      1964 – China gets upgraded to major league to help justify escalating military spending – COMMIE CHINA HAS THE BOMB NOW TOO

      1966 – Israel gets to join the club as per earlier deal with France, in time to terrorise & blackmail Arabs in 1967 & 1973 wars – JEWS HAVE THE BOMB & JEWS ARE READY TO SAMSON OPTION EVERYBODY, later confirmed by ‘brave whistleblower’ Vanunu to MI6 London Times … who was possibly living on the beach in Tel Aviv all those years rather than in Israeli ‘prison’

      1974 – India takes deal to stop being so non-aligned & side more with big powers, insulting India’s own heritage by calling their bomb programme ‘Smiling Buddha’ INDIA NOW HAS THE BOMB

      1979 – South Africa’s white apartheid government gets to play act in compensation for all their abuse in Western media, but agrees in advance to ‘dismantle’ any bombs before Mandela or any black government can find out the scam … joins with Israel & Taiwan in bomb test WHITE RACIST SOUTH AFRICA HAS THE BOMB READY TO KILL BLACK PEOPLE showing ANYONE CAN GET A BOMB, but ‘bombs’ all ‘taken apart & shipped away’ before Mandela takes over

      1998 – Pakistan is central player in new Western anti-Muslim theme & revving up ‘war on terror’, & Pakistan finally gets to upgrade to par with old rival India PAKISTANI MUSLIMS HAVE THE BOMB & OSAMA OR TERRORISTS MIGHT GET AHOLD OF IT, plus Pakistan ‘sells’ bombs to Saudi Arabia for extra bonus

      2006 – North Korea, always making deals for latest consumer products for ruling family & elite, gets to upgrade to nuclear club CRAZY NORTH KOREA HAS THE BOMB

    • Ramirez  January 6, 2016 at 5:40 am

      I think there is mirage in this theory. Fear is the greatest weapon in the world and nuke talk gives most people the shits !

      Still, my money would be on them existing, just not on the scale people say.

  4. acg149  January 6, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Sorry folks, but I’m very sceptical about this H bomb story.

    – The seismic readings could well have been caused by powerful conventional explosives

    – H bomb making facilities are not the kind of things you can rustle up without being noticed from space surveillance satellites we are constantly being told can read health warnings on a packet of cigarettes from hundreds of miles up

    – NK is so starved of everything that to put together any project of that magnitude and complexity would’ve stood out like a sore thumb years ago in the financial, scientific, engineering worlds, not to mention intelligence world

    – News outlets, politicians and government alphabet agencies are consistent liars, so why are we believing them now

  5. frog  January 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    What going on with VT?
    Are you telling me the US Govt cannot confirm thru their Satellites wether a nuke went of or not?
    We know that N’Korea got it’s nukes via Israel from S’Africa before Mandela took over.
    American satellites cover N’Korea 24/7.

    Oh I got it, If America can’t pick up a Hydro nuke from N’Korea, how could Russia pick up mini nukes on 911?
    (Russia threatens to release satellite info on demolition of twin towers)

    Building 6 would have lit up like a chandelier!! Come on VT, you can do better than that.

    • Worker Bee  January 5, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Seismic data is a better way to detect a large underground nuclear explosion (assuming the device was placed deeply enough to attenuate significant radiation from reaching the surface). An explosion will have a waveform significantly different from an earthquake. Triangulation from arrival times at different recording stations can determine the approximate horizontal coordinates.

      The delay is not in determining what happened, but rather in coming to a consensus on the official response.

  6. Altimometer  January 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Why are do they wish to divert attention over there now….

  7. LC  January 5, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    WOW!!!
    What time???
    That nuke might’ve been what woke me up after 3 a.m. Pacific time feeling something serious had happened somewhere on earth!!!

    • JS  January 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      CNN article said 10 a.m. Wednesday in N. Korea (8:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 pm PT, Tuesday the 5th).

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