Washington denies declaring war on North Korea as crisis escalates

Washington denies declaring war on North Korea as crisis escalates

The regime claimed a tweet from Donald Trump was a declaration of war

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The United States Of America has denied declaring war on North Korea. 

North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, claimed on Monday a tweet from Donald Trump suggesting North Korea wouldn't be "around much longer" if it continued to be provocative was a declaration of war. 

From this, the authoritarian state claimed it now had the right to shoot down US bomber planes over international waters. Two US planes, in a show of force, had flown close to the coast of North Korea on Sunday. 

The White House has officially responded to this, insisted America's warning did no constitute a declaration of open hostilities.

It said the accusation was "absurd" and warned North Korea about making threats to shoot down US planes. 

US allies, meanwhile, have appealed for calm. A representative from the UN said fiery talk could potentially lead to fatal misunderstandings, while South Korea warned a clash in the region could spiral away from control. 

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