N. Korea: Trump declared war; we don't want it

9/25/2017, 4:59 PM
N. Korea: Trump declared war; we don't want it

United States President Donald Trump "tried to insult the supreme dignity" of North Korea, the East Asian country's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong-ho said at the United Nations on Monday. His words were "a declaration of war," he claimed in a statement to reporters, but added the government in Pyongyang doesn't want the "war of words" to turn into a real conflict. 

All UN members should remember Trump's move, the diplomat said, referring to the US president's statements in which he called North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un "Rocket Man." All options will be on the "operations' table of the supreme leadership," according to Ri.

North Korea has a right to selfdefense with regards to missions of US strategic bombers, even if they don't fly in its airspace, the official stressed.

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