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Kim Jong Un generates skepticism announcement hydrogen bomb development

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country developed a hydrogen bomb, an improvement over the less powerful atomic bomb, but experts were skeptical statement.


Kim made the announcement after touring the Revolutionary Site Pyeongchon, a symbol of the regime of his father, who died in 2011 and his grandfather Kim Il Sung, the founder of the state.

The work of Kim Il Sung "transformed the DPRK in a state with a powerful nuclear weapons for self-sufficiently ready to detonate an atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb," KCNA said, citing North Korean leader. DPRK is the acronym for the official name of the isolated North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The hydrogen bomb, also known as thermonuclear bomb uses a more advanced technology to produce a significantly more powerful than an atomic bomb explosion.

North Korea conducted underground tests of nuclear devices in 2006, 2009 and 2013, which was passed in the Security Council of the UN.

An official of the intelligence bureau of South Korea told Yonhap news agency that there was no evidence that North Korea had the ability to create a hydrogen bomb, and said that Kim would have spoken only rhetorically.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the most important economic and diplomatic ally of North Korea, said Beijing was focused on ensuring the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and resolving problems through talks.

"We hope all parties can do more to improve the situation and make constructive efforts to maintain peace and stability on the peninsula," ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a news conference when asked about statements Kim at a daily briefing.

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