North Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb

Sep 4, 2017

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday. The government called the detonation a “perfect success.” The U.S. Geological Survey called the resulting earthquake a magnitude 6.3. North Korea says that its development of nuclear weapons “is part of a defensive effort to build a viable nuclear deterrent that can target U.S. cities. China’s government “expressed firm opposition and strong condemnation.” China called upon North Korea to “stop taking erroneous actions that deteriorate the situation.” President Trump tweeted, “North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success.” President Trump also took on South Korea’s government for trying to placate North Korea, tweeting, “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!” U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea of “a massive military response” if it threatens the U.S., territories, or allies. President Trump warned that the United States could stop trading with any country that does business with North Korea.