North Korea can now at the very least claim that they have a powerful hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile that after tests in July gave the North Korean regime a range of 10,000 km and is advanced enough to reach the U.S. mainland.
President Trump has responded by suggesting a trade embargo with any country that does business with North Korea.
This could force China to cut its oil pipeline to North Korea.
General Mattis declared a massive military response to the threats.
The threats include the very real possibility of an EMP attack, as was mentioned by North Korean media.