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WASHINGTON Initial analysis of North Korea's reported nuclear test on Wednesday is not consistent with Pyongyang's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test, the White House said, but any nuclear test would be a "flagrant violation" of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

"The initial analysis is not consistent with the claim the regime has made of a successful hydrogen bomb test," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a briefing.

He said the White House was working to learn more about the reported test, and that any nuclear test by North Korea would be "provocative and a flagrant violation" of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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First Published On : Jan 7, 2016 01:46 IST

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