The UN plans to introduce a series of new measures against North Korea after the county’s state run news agency announced that Pyongyang had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
The United Nations held an emergency meeting at the request of the US, Japan and South Korea.
North Korea carried out its first nuclear test in 2006 and four have been reported since then.
However, this is the first announcement of an H-bomb experiment.
As news of the test was announced nuclear scientists and the United States doubted the veracity of the claims.
Josh Earnest, a White House spokesperson, addressed the world’s media:“This is a serious subject, the initial analysis that has been conducted on the events that were reported overnight are not consistent with North Korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test. There is nothing that’s occurred in the last 24 hours that has caused the United States government to change its assessment of North Korea’s technical and military capabilities.’‘
South Korea, all to familiar with the postering of its neighbour, believes there is no evidence of a H-bomb test, or even a failed H-bomb experiment.