North Korea may detonate hydrogen bomb in the Pacific – minister
North Korea may consider detonating a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, the country’s foreign minister has told reporters, just hours after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to respond to a threat made by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Speaking to reporters in New York on Thursday night, Ri said he did not know which action was being considered by Kim, but suggested that the country could carry out a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
“It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” Ri said, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency. “We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un.”
The news came just hours after Kim Jong Un delivered a speech and vowed to respond to Trump, who threatened during a speech to the United Nations to “totally destroy” North Korea if it poses a direct threat to the U.S. or its allies.