North Korea state-owned broadcaster confirmed earlier in September that Kim Jong Un’s military successfully tested its missile-ready Hydrogen bomb, and the news sparked frenzied celebrations around the country.
The successful missile launch further strained DPRK’s already downhill relationship with world leaders who feared the country is getting very close to its goal of owning an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
President Trump responded to the threats from his N. Korean counterpart with a series of tweets.
The US President referred to DPRK as a “rogue nation” and remarked that its “words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States.”
“South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” Trump tweeted, obviously calling for an all-out assault on the erring leader.
“It is absolutely unacceptable if North Korea did force another nuclear test, and we must protest strongly,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, according to the Associated Press.
Hydrogen bombs, or H-bombs use fusion, the same process that powers the sun.
In a hydrogen (thermonuclear) bomb, “heavy” isotopes of hydrogen are forced together to release a much bigger punch — hundreds or even thousands of times more powerful than the only nuclear weapons that have been used in warfare.
The nuclear test was estimated to have a strength of 100 kilotons, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, citing South Korean lawmaker Kim Young-woo, chief of the parliament’s defense committee.
Another banner proclaimed: “No one can stop us on our road to the future.” Photo: Civilians and military personnel participate in a mass rally to mark their country’s nuclear test.