H-bomb test

North Korea's claim of H-bomb test likely to be false: US

US-NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR A WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft. The atmospheric collection suite on-board Constant Phoenix allows the mission crew to detect radioactive clouds in real time and could be used to determine whether an explosion in North Korea was actually a hydrogen bomb | Reuters

Initial analysis of North Korea's reported nuclear test on Wednesday is not consistent with Pyongyang's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test, the White House said, but any nuclear test would be a "flagrant violation" of UN Security Council resolutions.

"The initial analysis is not consistent with the claim the regime has made of a successful hydrogen bomb test," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a briefing.

He said the White House was working to learn more about the reported test, and that any nuclear test by North Korea would be "provocative and a flagrant violation" of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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