Published: Lun, Septembre 25, 2017
Globale | By Boniface Saint-Yves

North Korea could test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, expert says

North Korea could test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, expert says

Kim Jong-Un unearthed it during a speech he made Friday, as translators used the word "dotard" in describing President Donald Trump.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said that other than routine public addresses, this is the first such direct statement by a North Korean leader it has found.

"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech", Kim said, in a statement released by the official Korean Central News Agency.

He blasted Trump's maiden speech to the UN General Assembly as "unprecedented rude nonsense".

Kim Jong Un threatens to "tame" TrumpIn our news wrap Friday, Kim Jong Un responded to President Trump's threats to North Korea by warning the president that he would face consequences "beyond his expectations" and further escalating the war of words between the two leaders.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, who had earlier compared Mr Trump's speech to "the sound of a barking dog", has warned that Pyongyang could test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean in response to the United States president's threat.

"It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific", North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, now in NY for the U.N. General Assembly's annual debate, told reporters, according to South Korea's Yonhap News.

Donald Trump has added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un, calling the reclusive leader "obviously a madman".

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Ri Yong Ho added that no one knows for sure, and Kim would make any decisions on such a test, which would be viewed as massively provocative by Washington. -North Korea nuclear crisis, no one can be sure where this would lead or whether the North will even carry out its threat.

He said Trump had insulted his country in the eyes of the world, and threatened to "surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire".

North Korea later fired a ballistic missile over Japan and the US military flew powerful bombers and stealth fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in a show of force against the North. Earlier this month, Pyongyang conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, with experts estimating the September 3 explosion to be five times bigger than the atomic bombs the US dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire", the despotic leader concluded. Last week, China announced that its central banks would stop doing business with the country.

South Korea says Kim Jong Un's rebuke against U.S. President Donald Trump marked the first time a North Korean leader directly issued a statement to the worldwide community under his name.

The letter, issued in the leader's own name, was unusual for North Korea.

Experts say the most likely way the North would conduct an atmospheric test over the Pacific is to launch a long-range missile - probably overflying Japan - and have its nuclear warhead detonate in the skies over a remote part of the Pacific. The country successfully tested what it said was a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, and it conducted another missile test days later.

But China fears the collapse of Kim Jong-Un's regime more than his nuclear weapons, both because it might result in large-scale refugee flows into China and because Korean unification might put United States troops on China's border.

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