North Korea threatened on Monday that it has the right to defend itself by shooting down U.S. bomber aircraft, even if they are not in the country’s airspace.
“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”, said North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho speaking to reporters at a hotel in New York.
He added that U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) last week constituted a declaration of war. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country, Ri Yong Ho said.
Trump said in his UNGA statement that his country “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” and called North Korean leader a “rocket man”.