‘Defiant North Korea is set to conduct the most powerful test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean as part of its “highest-level” action against the US, according to one of the hermit kingdom’s top diplomats.

Ri Yong-ho, North Korea’s Foreign Minister, made the remark after dictator Kim Jong-un said that he is considering the strongest actions in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” the country.

Ri told reporters: “It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific.”

He added: “We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un.”

Kim Jong-un has also personally responded to President Trump’s threat of totally destroying North Korea in a rare speech quoted by North Korean state media.’

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