The regime claims they may shoot down U.S. bombers – even if they aren’t in North Korea’s airspace.
North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho has upped the ante in their rhetorical fight with the U.S., saying that America had “declared war” against the Kim Jong Un regime.
In a recent show of force, the United States flew some B-1 bombers close to the east coast of North Korea, a demonstration of America’s ability to project power in the region.
The foreign minister says he was responding to the following tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump:
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Here’s what Ri said during a press conference in New York:
“The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country. Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country. The question of who won’t be around much longer will be answered then.”
The U.S. has called North Korea’s claim of a war declaration “absurd.”
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