North Korea’s foreign minister has said that President Donald Trump has declared war on the country and Pyongyang has the right to shoot down US strategic bombers.
He added that they have the right to strike even if they aren’t in North Korean airspace.
Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said: ‘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.’
He added: ‘The question of who won’t be around much longer will be answered then…’
That was in response to Trump’s tweet in which he said: ‘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!’
US bombers and fighter escorts have flown to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century in a show of military might, the Pentagon said earlier today.
The mission in international airspace was said to show how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea’s ‘reckless behaviour’.