North Korea Claims US Has Declared War
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says the United States has declared war on his country.
Ri made the statement to reporters in New York City on Monday. He added that his country would take counter-actions, including shooting down American warplanes.
Ri directly linked the threat to one of U.S. President Donald Trump's late-night Twitter messages over the weekend.
In a tweet late Saturday, Trump wrote, "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!" Ri had made a speech to the U.N. General Assembly earlier on Saturday.
In a show of force, the U.S. sent several B1 bombers and fighter planes on a mission Saturday along the North and South Korean borders. A Pentagon spokesman said, "This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat."
Ri said on Monday, "Given the fact that this comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of United States presidency, this is clearly a declaration of war."
Ri told reporters that "we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers, even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of our country."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday, "We've not declared war on North Korea. She added that the suggestion was "absurd."
At the Pentagon, spokesman Army Colonel Robert Manning told reporters, "If North Korea does not stop their provocative actions, we (the military) will make sure that we provide options to the president to deal with North Korea. We have the right to fly, sail and operate where legally permissible around the globe."
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1.In a show of force, the U.S. sent several B1 bombers and fighter planes on a mission Saturday along the North and South Korean borders.
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2.He added that his country would take counter-actions, including shooting down American warplanes.
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朝鲜外交部长李勇浩（Ri Yong Ho）表示，美国已向朝鲜宣战 。
周一，李勇浩在纽约接受记者采访时作出上述言论 。他还称，朝鲜会采取反击，不排除会击落美国战机 。
特朗普在周六深夜发布的推特中写道，“方才听闻朝鲜外相在联合国发表了讲话 。如果朝鲜外相也附和‘小火箭人’的想法，那朝鲜时日无多了！” 周六早些时候，李勇浩在联合国大会上发表演讲 。
为了彰显军力，周六美国派出数架B-1轰炸机和战斗机前往韩朝边境执行任务 。美国防部发言人表示，“此次任务是为了展示美国的决心，表明美国总统有多种军事手段来打击任何威胁 。”
周一，白宫新闻秘书萨拉·赫卡比·桑德斯（Sarah Huckabee Sanders）表示，“我们并未向朝鲜宣战 。”她还指出，这一说法十分“荒谬 。”
美国五角大楼发言人罗伯特·曼宁（Robert Manning）接受记者采访时表示，“如果朝鲜不停止挑衅行为的话，我们保证会向特朗普总统提供对付朝鲜的选择 。在法律允许范围内，我们有权在世界各地飞行、航行、行动 。”