North Korea Calls Missile Test a Gift to 'American Bastards'

The US and South Korea hit back at North Korea's claimed successful missile test by firing their own on Wednesday.
July 5, 2017, 1:45pm

After North Korea claimed they'd successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile which could reach Alaska Tuesday, leader Kim Jong Un openly taunted the US—calling the move a "package of gifts" for "American bastards."

The US and South Korea hit back at this provocation by firing missiles of their own Wednesday, warning Pyongyang that the only thing stopping an armed conflict was "self-restraint." "Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war," cautioned General Vincent Brooks, the commander of American troops based in Seoul, referring to the 1953 ceasefire that halted but never officially ended the Korean War. Continue reading on VICE News.