• Rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has escalated.
  • In response, North Korea’s foreign minister reportedly said the nation may set off the “most powerful” hydrogen bomb detonation in the Pacific.
  • No other details were provided, but at face value, such a blast would be 1,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bombing.
  • Atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons can lead to multiple dangerous scenarios.

North Korea may be planning one of the most powerful nuclear explosions in history, if the nation’s foreign minister is to be believed.

Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister of the isolated nation, reportedly told journalists that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is considering such a test blast.

“It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” Yong Ho told reporters at the United Nations in New York on Thursday, according to a story by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. “We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un.”


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