North Korea foreign minister says may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, reports South Korean news agency

North Korea foreign minister says may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, reports South Korean news agency
North Korea foreign minister says may detonate nuclear bomb in Pacific, reports South Korean news agency

North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho said that his country may consider a test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific, according to a report from South Korea's official news agency Yonhap.

The news sent the yen, considered a safe-haven play, higher. The dollar was fetching as much as 112.55 yen before the news, before falling as low as 112.20 yen afterward. The dollar/yen was at 112.26 at 8:57 a.m. HK/SIN.

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