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North Korea says hydrogen bomb test was "perfect success"
September 3, 2017 / 6:48 AM / in a month

North Korea says hydrogen bomb test was "perfect success"

SEOUL, Sept 3 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile, producing a greater yield than any of its previous nuclear tests.

The hydrogen bomb test ordered by leader Kim Jong Un was a “perfect success” and was a “meaningful” step in completing the country’s nuclear weapons programme, state television said.

The announcement came hours after a large earthquake that appeared to be man-made was detected near the North’s known nuclear test site, indicating that the reclusive country had conducted its sixth nuclear test. (Reporting by Jack Kim and Soyoung Kim; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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