North Korea: We have 'more gift packages' for US

'The recent self-defense measures by my country are a gift package addressed to none other than the US.'

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Tal Polon,

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North Korea continued its rhetoric against the US today, Tuesday, warning that it would send “more gift packages” to the US should it continue to put pressure on Pyongyang.

Speaking at the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament, North Korean Ambassador to the UN Han Tae Song said that "The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the US.”

"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," he added.

The statements come two days after North Korea confirmed a successful hydrogen bomb test, the regime’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date and the first since US President Donald Trump took office.

On Sunday, Trump addressed the latest North Korean test, hinting that a military strike against North Korea was on the table. On Monday, Trump tweeted that an "interesting week lies ahead."

On Monday, US to the UN Nikki Haley said that North Korea is "begging for war".

Speaking at an emergency session of the UN Security Council, Haley listed off the actions the UN has taken to contain North Korea's reckless and destabilizing behavior, before declaring, "Enough is enough."

Similarly, the White House said on Monday that, during a call between President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In, Trump had given “his in-principle approval to South Korea’s initiative to lift restrictions on their missile payload capabilities.”

“President Trump also provided his conceptual approval for the purchase of many billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment from the United States by South Korea," it added.