NORTH Korea’s Foreign Minister has threatened to shoot down US bombers after accusing US president Donald Trump of declaring a war on the country.
Ri Yong-ho told reporters outside his hotel room in New York on Monday that “The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country”.
“Trump claimed our leadership would not be around much longer,” Yong-ho said through an interpreter.
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“He declared a war on our country.”
Yong-ho claimed that his country now has the right to shoot down any US bombers that come near the border.
“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to take counter-measures including the right to shoot down US strategic bombers even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of country,” he said.
“The question of who will be around much longer will be answered then.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the ministers claims, saying they were “absurd”.
“We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd,” Ms Sanders said.