North Korea just finished testing its fifth and biggest nuclear test. After completing their test, North Korea stated it has “mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile”, posing a serious threat to western countries.
The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to Reuters.
Yahoo News reports:
North Korea, which labels the South and the United States as its main enemies, said its “scientists and technicians carried out a nuclear explosion test for the judgment of the power of a nuclear warhead,” according to its official KCNA news agency.
It said the test proved North Korea was capable of mounting a nuclear warhead on a medium-range ballistic missile, which it last tested on Monday when Obama and other world leaders were gathered in China for a G20 summit.
Pyongyang’s claims of being able to miniaturizes a nuclear warhead have never been independently verified.
The nuclear test raises concerns over North Korea’s continued desire to further their nuclear weapon research in spite of increased economic sanctions and condemnation from the United Nations.
The rouge nation has been continuously testing different types of missile technology at an unprecedented rate this year.
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(H/T: Yahoo News)