After the latest nuclear tests by North Korea, a top diplomat has warned US that the country is ready to send “more gift packages.”
The ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Han Tae Song, on Sunday confirmed that the North Korea has sucecssfully conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test.
"The recent self-defence measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the US. The US will receive more 'gift packages' ... as long as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK," Han said in a conference.
Earlier on Tuesday, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had said that North Korea is "begging for war" with abusive use of missiles and nuclear threats. She pushed for the "strongest possible measures" against Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
On Sunday, North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called it a “perfect success”, inviting worldwide condemnation and promises of tougher US sanctions.
Haley said North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s action cannot be seen as defensive and he wants to be acknowledged as a nuclear power. “But being a nuclear power is not about using those terrible weapons to threaten others.”
“Nuclear powers understand their responsibilities. Kim Jong-Un shows no such understanding,” Haley told members of the UN Security Council during a meeting on North Korea.
With PTI inputs