Kim Myong-chol, director of the Center for Korean-American Peace, who is regarded as an unofficial spokesperson for Kim Jong-il has claimed in a radio interview that North Korea has an H-bomb and is ready to test it.
When asked for evidence the director replied, "that’s why we are going to test the bomb." He went on to say "If the Bush administration makes more provocations, both New York City and Tokyo will be blazed."
The South Korean Ministry of Unification minimised the importance of the remarks, saying they should be ignored. Kim however claims to be in contact with high ranking North Korean officials and that his comments are representative of Pyongyang.