North Korea continues to escalate its war-of-words with the United States, threatening the US with “unexpected gift packages” after the communist nation’s second successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, reports Fox News.
The North Korean state-run news agency issued the threat on Thursday, saying its recent missile test puts most of the US mainland within reach of a nuclear attack and that America is now “on the knife’s edge of life and death.”
“Every minute and every second, the new reality that U.S. mainland is on the knife’s edge of life and death is forcing U.S. administration to wave a white flag and fundamentally change her North Korea policy,” said the agency. “It is not the denuclearization of N. Korea, but the security of U.S. mainland which should be the top priority of Trump administration.”
“If U.S. still refuses to accept such a realistic demand and doggedly pursue hostile policy against North Korea in order to save face, she will receive unexpected ‘gift packages’ which we will continue to send,” said the article.
Military experts believe the “gift packages” refer to additional long-range missile tests.
Following the recent launch, President Trump spoke for more than an hour with Japanese Prime Minister Abe. The two leaders pledged their commitment to finding a diplomatic solution to the North Korean problem, but have vowed to stop the Korean regime at any cost.