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14th Mar 2016

VIDEO: North Korea threatens to drop a hydrogen bomb on Manhattan

Tony Cuddihy

This is some particularly chilling rhetoric from the secret state.

North Korea says that it has developed a hydrogen bomb that it could use to destroy Manhattan, following claims from the secret state that they carried out a successful h-bomb test in early January.

DPRK Today, a state-run media body, put out the following statement: “Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union.

“If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there would be killed immediately and the city would burn down to ashes.”

At the beginning of the month, North Korea responded to sanctions imposed for those January tests by launching missiles into the sea.

“We sternly reject the U.N. sanctions as we view them to be the most reckless provocation,” read a statement.

North Korea then issued a threat against both its neighbours in the South and the United States, warning: “If we push the buttons to annihilate the enemies even right now, all bases of provocations will be reduced to seas in flames and ashes in a moment.”

The international community remains dubious about claims that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile, despite leader Kim Jong-un reportedly being filmed beside the device.