North Korea Carries Out Nuclear Test as 'Self-Defence Against US'

North Korea Carries Out Nuclear Test as

Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2016-01-06 13:04 London: North Korea media announced that they have successfully conducted its fourth nuclear test, which had also triggered an artificial earthquake According to the Guardian, the Hydrogen bomb test could take North Korea a step closer to developing nuclear warheads capable of striking the United States. An announcement on North Korean television said the country had successfully tested a “miniaturised hydrogen bomb” and describing it as an “act of self-defence” against the US. The broadcast declared the test as a complete test and said that the procedure was overseen by the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, who celebrates his 33rd birthday this Friday. According to a statement, North Korea asserted that it would not abandon its nuclear weapons program as long as the US maintained what it called “its stance of aggression”. Following the test, a4.9 tremor was experienced and the Pentagon said that it was “looking into reports of a possible seismic event near North Korea's nuclear facilities,” South Korea's presidential office, meanwhile, has convened an emergency security meeting in Seoul. (ANI)