Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister

Ri is in NY to attend the U.N. General Assembly.

Trump tweeted the threat following a rare, explosive statement from Kim, who warned the US president would "pay dearly" for his address to the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.

"It is unacceptable that others financial support North Korea", Trump said in a brief interaction with reporters at a luncheon with leaders from South Korea and Japan.

China wants to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile development but has warned against pushing the government of Kim Jong Un so hard it collapses, or hurting ordinary North Koreans.

"If the global community wants to stop watching North Korea's provocations of nuclear weapons and missiles, they need to completely stop foreign money going into North Korea", he said in his native Korean language.

In the past earthquakes in North Korea have indicated nuclear tests by the nation, which is now sparring with the United States over weapons capabilities.

The two leaders' statements have grown increasingly antagonistic, with Trump giving Kim the nickname "Rocket Man" last week and Kim introducing the arcane term "dotard" into the discourse Friday morning.

But experts have warned against USA leadership using bombastic language.

Trump has also called out Hillary Clinton in response to her criticisms of his North Korea policy, accusing her of failing to act as Secretary of State while North Korea developed nuclear weapons.

Washinton and Pyongyang have been at loggerheads over North Korea's nuclear programme in recent months. Earlier this month, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date drawing stiffer United Nations sanctions.

And it turns out Pyongyang is thinking of testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, according to Ri Su Yong, North Korea's foreign minister. But we believe this will have dire consequences both for North and South Korea, and the region in general, and for all worldwide relations in general.

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are discussing the ongoing crisis with North Korea.

"The situation surrounding the North Korean nuclear issue needs to be managed stably so that tensions will not become overly intensified or accidental military clashes will not destroy peace", Moon told the UN General Assembly.

He added that if "forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea".

Image caption Dotard has been going up in internet searches since Kim Jong-un used it to describe Trump.

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