Ho, the country's foreign minister, brought up the possibility of North Korea testing a powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo said last week that North Korea could be only months away from gaining the ability to hit the United States with nuclear weapons.
A senior diplomat in North Korea's Foreign Ministry says the United States should take quite "literally" the rogue regime's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground, CNN reported Wednesday.
A state editorial condemning North Korea's nuclear test in September also reprimanded the U.S. for its "belligerent tone", cautioning that "military exercises on DPRK's doorstep ate into Pyongyang's sense of security" and suggesting that North Korea suspend its military programs in exchange for the suspension of military exercises.
Ja Song-nam said in a letter, a copy of which was sent to The Associated Press, that the naval exercise was the largest "waged with general mobilisation of the nuclear strategic assets" after US President Donald Trump last month "made the most ferocious declaration of war in history by claiming to "totally destroy" the DPRK".
North Korea has previously threatened to detonate a nuclear bomb above ground and has now repeated that threat and demanded the USA take it "literally", according to CNN's Will Ripley. In September, Pyongyang flew a ballistic missile over Japan.
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All of North Korea's previous nuclear tests have been conducted underground.
And during the back-and-forth barbs with Washington, Pyongyang at one point said it would fire missiles into the waters off the US Pacific territory of Guam.
Ri also implied there were no diplomatic channels between the United States and North Korea, CNN reported.
"The US is talking about a military option and even practicing military moves". "They're pressuring us on all fronts with sanctions". "Therefore, I think his words should be taken literally".
"We'll see what happens. Will that happen? Who knows, who knows, Maria".
Trump next week will make a visit to Asia during which he will highlight his campaign to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs.