Sources in Japan have confirmed that North Korea set off a nuclear blast underground…
The action is in the face of American warnings for the country to cease it’s efforts to produce the capability to put on line a ballistic missile system with the ability to reach America and elevate itself to membership in the exclusive nuclear able club of countries …(The country has continued to test out ballistic missiles..)
Efforts by China to stop the North Korean’s have also fallen on deaf ears…
The US and other Asia countries are holding their annual military drills in South Korea and THAT has the North Korea’s nervous….
Trump is meeting with his National Security staff, which cautions against a military response to the taunts from the North Korea’s….
They are showing that absent whatever they want in talks?
They will press ahead to assure that military intervention in their plans will coast the US and South Korea grave consequences….
The Trump admin is between a rock and hard place on this….
North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in an extraordinary show of defiance against President Trump on Sunday, saying it had detonated a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The test, which the North called a “complete success,” was the first to clearly surpass the destructive power of the bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
Mr. Trump threatened last month to bring “fire and fury” to North Korea if it continued to threaten the United States with nuclear missiles, but the country and its leader, Kim Jong-un, has appeared unmoved, with the test on Sunday preceded by the launch last week of a ballistic missile over Japaninto the north Pacific.
“North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test,” Mr. Trump said in an early-morning post on Twitter. “Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States.”
Mr. Trump described the North as a “rogue nation” that has become “a great threat and embarrassment to China,” its main ally. He also scolded the government in Seoul, saying “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!”
The announcement from North Korea came hours after the country declared that it had developed a hydrogen bomb that could fit into the warhead of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Still, it was unclear whether the North had in fact detonated such a weapon, a far more powerful type of nuclear device than the atomic bombs it has tested in the past. And analysts were skeptical that Pyongyang had really developed the capability to mount one on an ICBM…..
The action by the North Korea’s has been widely condemned by other countries , not just the US…