North Korea promises more “gift packages” for US

Denis Balibouse/Reuters

(Via ABC News)

A top North Korean diplomat today called his country’s recent nuclear test a “gift package” for the United States and promised more to come if the U.S. continues what he called its “reckless provocations.”

“The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], are a gift package addressed to none other than the U.S.,” North Korea’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Han Tae Song said today.

North Korea said it tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday — the country’s sixth nuclear test.

“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,” Han said today, addressing the U.N. Conference on Disarmament today in Geneva.

Han said North Korea’s latest test was “part of longer activities” by the country “to simultaneously push forward economic construction and [build] nuclear force.”

The U.S. and other nations have called for additional sanctions against North Korea after Sunday’s test.

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