reports that a defiant North Korea has said its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test was a “gift” to “American bastards” on their Independence Day. According to the Korean Central News Agency Kim Jong-un said: “American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary.” The defiant comments come as the North made a major breakthrough in its first intercontinental ballistic missile test, in a move which has alarmed experts and sparked global condemnation. USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is quoted in this article.