US President Donald Trump gave his first speech at the UN General Assembly and used harsh words to express his sentiments about North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-un.

Such threats and counter-threats are nothing new between North Korea and the United States. However, in this case, the foreign minister of North Korea indicated that his country could conduct a large-scale test of its Hydrogen Bomb in the Pacific Ocean, according to the Yonhap news agency in South Korea.

Will there be another H-bomb?

The New Zealand Herald reports that foreign minister Ri Yong Ho of North Korea interacted with reporters in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

At that time he was asked to clarify the statement of Kim Jong-un where he mentioned about the hardline countermeasure he proposed to take against the United States.

Ri Yong Ho explained that it could be in the form of detonating a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean and admitted that he was not aware of Kim's exact thoughts. This is understandable because Kim decides such issues himself. The hydrogen bomb is more powerful compared to atomic bombs and Pyongyang claims that the test they conducted on September 3 was an H-bomb.

If North Korea resorts to an action of this nature, Washington and its allies will treat it as a major provocation. It would mean that Kim would have taken nuclear weapons out of his country for testing, which will be a first.

Previously the North tested its missiles on its own soil.

The world is on the edge

The tension between North Korea and the United States has put the world on the edge with concerns that war could flare-up at any moment. Kim Jong-un is perfecting his missiles and Donald Trump is trying to impose sanctions to block Kim’s source of finance.

It may be recalled that Pyongyang launched two ICBMs within a month and they flew over Japan to land in the Pacific Ocean. The missiles traveled a distance that could take them to the US military base in Guam and Kim has already identified Guam as one of his probable targets.

North Korea has now dropped hints of testing a hydrogen bomb.

Seoul's spy agency has indicated that North Korea could launch an ICBM on October 10, once again directed toward the Pacific. This date happens to be another red letter day since it is the founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

No one wants to precipitate a nuclear war and world leaders must sink their differences and work as a unit to ensure that no one presses the button.