Amid international uproar over North Korea’s latest and biggest nuclear weapons test, one of its top diplomats said on Tuesday it was ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States.
Han Tae Song, Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN in Geneva, was addressing the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament two days after his country detonated its sixth nuclear test explosion.
“The recent self-defence measures by my country, DPRK, are a ‘gift package’ addressed to none other than the U.S.,” Mr. Han told the Geneva forum.
“The U.S. 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 without elaborating.
“Pressure or sanctions will never work on my country,” Mr. Han declared, adding: “The DPRK will never under any circumstances put its nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table.”