North Korea's Kim Jong Un Shown Allegedly Signing Bomb Test Authorization

A photo of the shadowy leader was released by North Korean state media.

— -- North Korean government officials are touting their allegedly successful test of a hydrogen bomb and have released what they say is a photo of their "Dear leader" authorizing the move.

The first photo purportedly shows the mysterious leader signing a document juxtaposed with a close-up of the letter that is reportedly dated Dec. 15, 2015.

The second photo shows a note that Kim Jong Un reportedly wrote, which translates to, "I authorize the hydrogen bomb test. Carry it out on January 6!"

The veracity of the state's claims about the supposed test will be checked today when U.S. "sniffer" planes are sent over the region to detect particles in the air.