North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Tuesday of sending out a larger “gift package” to the United States after effectively launching its third missile test in current weeks.
North Korea’s official KCNA news agency quoted the rogue leader, saying that Pyongyang would continue to develop its missile program in preparation for a possible attack, Reuters reported.
“He expressed the conviction that it would make a greater leap forward in this spirit to send a bigger ‘gift package’ to the Yankees,” KCNA added.
North Korea introduced a short-range Scud ballistic rocket from the eastern seaside town of Wonsan late Sunday. The rocket flew for 6 minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan, a statement from U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii stated.
Kim has promised to establish a nuclear-armed missile with the ability of reaching U.S. soil.
Though it’s believed that the communist country is still a number of years away from that objective, the ongoing tests, in spite of pressure and hazards from international powers to stop them, shows its decision to develop that ability.
On Tuesday, the U.S. military is anticipated to test for the very first time a interceptor rocket– utilized to shoot down a global ballistic missile (ICBM).
This is the very first time the United States military has actually attempted to evaluate a ground-based interceptor against an “intercontinental class target,” The Missile Defense Agency confirmed to Fox News.
The test has been viewed as the United States’s preparation for a possible North Korea attack.Defense Secretary James Mattis stated Sunday that conflict with North Korea would be “perhaps the worst kind of fighting in most people’s lifetime.”
U.S. President Donald Trump signed with leaders of South Korea and Japan on Monday to condemn North Korea. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to act with the U.S. to “deter North Korea.” On Twitter, Trump said North Korea showed “great disrespect” for China in its newest launch.