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South Korea says the North is preparing for a ballistic missile launch, possibly of the ICBM variety.
On Sunday, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK, successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test which can be strapped on to an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM.
Initially recorded at a 6.3 magnitude earthquake originating from the North’s nuclear testing site, Japan and South Korea have confirmed the test, with the South claiming it was a 50 kiloton bomb.
DPRK state television reported that Sunday’s test was a “perfect success” and a “meaningful” step towards completing its nuclear weapons program, which Pyongyang would like to use as a deterrent against threats towards leader Kim Jung-un’s regime.
The United States on Monday
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