North Korea develops H-bomb with 'great destructive powers'; draws condemnation from US, allies [Photos]

North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet

FP Staff September 04, 2017 12:47:22 IST
North Korea announced it has developed an advanced hydrogen bomb with "great destructive powers" on Sunday even as Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe discussed escalating nuclear crisis. AFP
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North Korea announced it has developed an advanced hydrogen bomb with "great destructive powers" on Sunday even as Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe discussed escalating nuclear crisis. AFP
Under leader Kim Jong Un, the country has been pursuing a nuclear device small and light enough to fit on a long-range ballistic missile. AFP
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Under leader Kim Jong Un, the country has been pursuing a nuclear device small and light enough to fit on a long-range ballistic missile. AFP
The announcement came amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang's two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. AFP
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The announcement came amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang's two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. AFP
All components of the H-bomb are homemade and all processes were put on Juche basis that enables the country to produce as many powerful nuclear weapons as it wants, reports say. AFP
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All components of the H-bomb are homemade and all processes were put on Juche basis that enables the country to produce as many powerful nuclear weapons as it wants, reports say. AFP
A long line of United States presidents have failed to check North Korea's persistent pursuit of missiles and nuclear weapons. Six nations are negotiating  on how to dismantle the country's nuclear program. AFP
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A long line of United States presidents have failed to check North Korea's persistent pursuit of missiles and nuclear weapons. Six nations are negotiating  on how to dismantle the country's nuclear program. AFP