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North Korea says Donald Trump has declared war on the country

North Korean foreign minister says they will have the right to shoot down US strategic bombers even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of country.

world Updated: Sep 25, 2017 20:53 IST
Agence France-Presse, New York
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North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho speaks at a news conference on Monday in New York.(AP)

US President Donald Trump has “declared a war” on North Korea, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday while conveying a threat to shoot down US bombers.

“Trump claimed our leadership would not be around much longer,” North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters outside his hotel in New York. “He declared a war on our country.”

“All the member states and the whole world should clearly remember it was the United States that first declared war on our country,” Ri said.

“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.”

First Published: Sep 25, 2017 20:50 IST