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.