North Korea claims it detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, triggering an artificial earthquake. This marks North Korea’s 6th nuclear test overall, and the first since last year at this time.
The detonation happened at 12:29 p.m. local time at the Punggye-ri site. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it resulted in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in North Korea.
Reacting to the test, the president tweeted a 3 part message via Twitter. When put together, the message reads: “North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States. North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success. South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!”
North Korea responded to Trump’s comments on Sunday by threatening the United States.
“If the US imperialists awkwardly provoke the DPRK, they would not be able to escape from the greatest disaster,’ the state’s Korean Central News Agency said. “Do not forget even a moment that sharp ultra-modern strike means aim at the US This is a severe warning of Songun Korea.’ (‘Songun’ being the term used to describe the country’s ‘military-first’ policy. )
President Donald J. Trump attended church on Sunday morning. Days ago, the president proclaimed Sept. 3 as a National Day of Prayer for the hurricane victims. When walking out of mass, the president was asked if there will be an attack on North Korea. The president responded, “We’ll see.” You can watch the short video by clicking here.
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