North Korea announced that they had set off a Hydrogen Bomb, and the world shivered. Members of the UN Security Council immediately called a meeting…to talk about what they would do…which isn’t much at all.
But was it really an H-Bomb?
For me, this is North Korea; they fake everything, so straight off it doesn’t pass the sniff test.
Others are now suggesting that North Korea are blowing smoke.
The White House said this afternoon that it has seen no evidence to support North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s claims that his country has developed a hydrogen bomb.
The ‘initial analysis is not consistent with the North Korea claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test,’ President Barack Obama’s spokesman said today.
‘I cant give you a detailed assessment at this point,’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, ‘This is after all an event that just occurred 18 hours ago or so.’
Nothing has changed in the last 24 hours to change the United States’ assessment of the country’s technical and military capabilities, though Earnest said.
‘Were obviously going to continue to look at this by monitoring the situation,’ he told reporters this afternoon, but ‘the initial analysis is not consistent with the claims that the regime has made.’
Earnest said the US came to that conclusion based on seismic data, as well as information obtained by its allies in the region. Read more »