North Korea promised to conduct future nuclear and missile tests following the communist nation’s successful hydrogen bomb explosion over the weekend, warning the US it was prepared to send more “gift packages” to America and its allies, reports Reuters.
Han Tae Song, the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations, made the stark warning following a meeting of the UN Security Council, where US ambassador Nikki Haley bluntly stated that dictator Kim Jong Un was “begging” the United States for a nuclear war.
“Enough is enough. War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited,” said Haley. “We must now adopt the strongest possible measures. Kim Jong Un’s action cannot be seen as defensive.”
“The U.S. will receive more gift packages from my country as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK,” said the North Korean ambassador.
The “hermit kingdom” claims it successfully detonated a hydrogen nuclear warhead over the weekend; its strongest explosion yet. The test resulted in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake felt as far away as China.
President Trump has repeatedly warned Kim Jong Un that any weapons test or missile launch that poses a threat to the United States or its allies would be met with “force,” telling the communist nation that all “options are on the table.”