North Korea said nuclear tests are “gift packages” to the United States and that more will follow.
Han Tae Song, the ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN in Geneva, made the comment during a UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament today.
The warning comes two days after his country detonated its sixth and largest nuclear test.
“The recent self-defence measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the US,” Han told the Geneva forum.
“The US will receive more gift packages from my country as long as its relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK.”
North Korea edged closer to nuclear war on Tuesday morning as it secretly moved an an intercontinental ballistic missile into a coastal position.
Spy sources observed the secretive country moving what appeared to be an ICBM towards its west coast under the cover of darkness, South Korea’s Asia Business Daily reported.
The rocket started moving on Monday, a day after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, and was spotted moving at night to avoid surveillance, the report said.
North Korea has launch facilities for its missile programme on its west coast.