April 16, 2024

U.S. ready to respond to possible “late Christmas gift” from North Korea: DOD

Defense department official insists U.S. still seeking "diplomatic solution" to DPRK issue

Washington is prepared to respond to any "late Christmas gift" from North Korea should one take place, a senior U.S. Department of Defense official said Thursday.

The comment refers to a North Korean warning last month that the U.S. would need to choose what kind of "Christmas gift" it wanted to receive -- a warning that many interpreted as a threat to resume long-range missile testing.

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