North Korea has announced plans for a huge new nuclear test, warning America to take the threat “literally”.   has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons to destroy America and has now announced plans to carry out a provocative new test.  A senior diplomat from Pyongyang today said warnings of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken “literally”.  The official told CNN the threat by the hermit state’s despot Kim Jong-un should not be taken lightly.

Ri Yong Pil said the foreign ministry was aware of plans for a launch and urged Washington to prepare itself. He said: “The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally.” Last month North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said Pyongyang was considering “the most powerful detonation” of a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. READ MORE