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(Dan Tri) – If North Korea conducts a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific as announced, this will be the first test of this destructive weapon in the air in the past 37 years.

Leader Kim Jong-un inspected the missile launch on Hwasong-12 (Photo: Reuters)

Radiation and electromagnetic pulses

North Korea and many other countries have conducted underground nuclear tests for decades, but not many countries have tested hydrogen bombs in the air.

In theory, in a test, a thermonuclear bomb will be detonated at a high enough height to not affect the people living below.

“A lot of mistakes can happen during rocket launch.

According to Mr. Narang, radiation not only causes symptoms of poisoning and long-term health problems for humans, but also destroys the ecosystem and habitat of both animals and plants.

There is a risk of war if North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific

Mr. Kim Jong-un inspects an object believed to be a North Korean missile warhead (Photo: Reuters)

Expert David Albright, founder and president of the Washington-based Institute for International Security and Scientific Research, warned that the risk of radiation leakage from a hydrogen bomb test is `terrifying`.

After a thermonuclear bomb explosion occurs, especially underground or under the sea, radioactive substances can seep into the soil, water and the entire surrounding area, causing long-term health consequences for people.

Nuclear tests conducted by countries such as Russia, the US, and China during the Cold War killed many innocent people in the Pacific region, including Japanese fishermen.

Experts also warn that another problem that could occur in a North Korean hydrogen bomb explosion is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

“If the North Korean missile does not follow the exact trajectory as it was planned and a hydrogen bomb detonation occurs at low altitude, we could see EMP-like consequences occur in areas.

Risk of conflict

According to expert David Albright, if North Korea successfully conducts a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific, tensions will certainly escalate significantly because no country has tested this type of destructive weapon in the air for decades.

“I think many parties will want to end the North Korean government (after the test), not just stop at sanctions to bring the country to the negotiating table,” Mr. Albright said.

Expert Suzanne DiMaggio at the New America Research Institute in Washington said that a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific should be seriously considered because this move could lead to a very dangerous situation, which is a

President Donald Trump on September 19 declared before the United Nations General Assembly that the United States has no other choice but to `completely destroy North Korea` if it threatens the security of Washington and its allies.

Two days later, Mr. Kim Jong-un also threatened to respond to the US at the `highest level in history` and warned that Mr. Trump might face things `beyond the leader’s expectations`.

There is a risk of war if North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific

A North Korean submarine-launched missile test in 2016 (Photo: Reuters)

According to US Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters, if North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, it means the country is very close to a conflict scenario.

“This test will come very close to an act of war, closer than any action we have seen before,” Mr. Peters said, adding that the risk of war is very high if China

Meanwhile, expert Albright said that the US probably would not attack North Korea after just one test, but the risk of war would likely `increase`.

“We have to admit that North Korea could do that (test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific), but this is an extremely provocative action.


According to NBC, Fox, SCMP

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