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For 'American bastards' N.Korea tests ballistic missile

For 'American bastards' N.Korea tests ballistic missile
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North Korea tests fist intercontinental ballistic missile

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North Korea has tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, which according to state media is powerful enough to reach the US mainland.

Leader Kim Jong Un called it a “package of gifts” for “American bastards.”

#NorthKorea appeared to use a #Chinese truck originally sold for hauling timber to transport and erect a missile: https://t.co/wxxdpCkUhypic.twitter.com/QY19w97QGD

— Victims of Communism (@VoCommunism) July 5, 2017

Pyongyang boasted the missile called Hwasong-14 was able to transport a “large-sized heavy nuclear warhead.”

MORE: North Korea says it won’t negotiate unless the U.S. scraps threats as South orders missile firing drill https://t.co/FRxQylxSokpic.twitter.com/ZfX6yNZXNH

— Bloomberg (@business) July 4, 2017

Closest ally China voiced its opposition to the tests.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang reacted to the test:“China urges North Korea not to take actions that will violate U.N. Security Council resolutions. The foreign ministries of China and Russia have issued a joint statement on North Korea’s nuclear issue, in which China and Russia expressed serious concern over the relevant launch activities.”

Donald Trump took to Twitter to take a swipe at the amount of trade between Beijing and Pyongyang.

Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2017

In response South Korea launched a series of military exercises.

World powers appear in quanadry as to what to do about Kim Jong Un’s inextricable march to his goal of a nuclear arsenal.

Even the most limited military strike on Pyongyang will result in a bloodbath in South Korea as the north has thousands of artillery battalions positioned along its border 56 kilometers from the south.

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