North Korea confirms sixth nuclear test
After reports of quakes, Pyongyang says it successfully tested hydrogen bomb amid soaring tensions with US and allies.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the hydrogen bomb test on Sunday morning, ordered by leader Kim Jong-un, was a “perfect success”.
The trial at 12pm (03:30 GMT) was carried out to “examine and confirm the accuracy and credibility” of North Korea’s technology, KCNA said.
The news agency hailed the bomb’s “unprecedentedly large power”, saying it “marked a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force”.
Pyongyang earlier on Sunday reported details of its latest weapon, claiming it has developed a more advanced nuclear bomb that can be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
KCNA released undated photographs of Kim inspecting the weapon.