North Korea hydrogen bomb test location
January 7 , 2016
North Korea conducts 'Successful' Hydrogen Bomb Test
The heavily militarized state of North Korea conducted a hydrogen bomb test at the same place where it had carried out three such nuclear tests earlier. According to the United States Geological Survey, the seismic event that happened 12 miles east-northeast of Sungjibaegam had a magnitude of 5.1. This hydrogen bomb test if considered successful, hints at a significant leap in military prowess of the country. However, the North Korean state news agency issued a statement saying that they would not use the nuclear weapon unless there is invasion into their sovereignty.
Japan’s reactions on North Korea’s nuclear test
Japan has reacted strongly to North Korea’s nuclear tests. Calling the nuclear tests a serious threat to Japan’s safety, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested that the United Nations should consider imposing stronger sanctions on North Korea.
Sweden slams North Korea
Sweden has slammed North Korea for conducting the nuclear test. Sweden released a statement in which it said the reports of a nuclear test in North Korea are a matter of deep concern. The statement also said that the action, which jeopardizes peace and security, needs to be condemned
UN Security Council to start work on new measures against Pyongyang
Following the testing of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea, the UN Security Council said that it will start work on new measures against Pyongyang. Condemning the tests, the UN Security Council said that a clear threat to international peace and security continues to exist. According to media reports, this is North Korea’s fourth nuclear test since 2006. If confirmed, it will be the country’s first hydrogen bomb.