President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are monitoring the latest reports of North Korea’s claim to have developed a hydrogen bomb. The two leaders spoke by phone Saturday as Trump was flying back to Washington from storm-damaged areas of the Gulf Coast. The White House said the two men “reaffirmed the importance of close cooperation between the United States, Japan and South Korea in the face of the growing threat from North Korea.”
The U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday it recorded a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in the area near North Korea’s nuclear test site. South Korean government officials say it appears to be artificial. That would be consistent with the detonation of a nuclear device.
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