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U.S: No ‘Declaration of War’; Prof. Lee Speaks With the Boston Herald

North Korea said a tweet by President Trump amounts to a “declaration of war” and reserved the right to shoot down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace — claims that the White House dismissed as “absurd.”

latest development in the ever-intensifying war of words began Saturday via the president’s Twitter account.

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!” Trump tweeted, invoking his new nickname for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, told reporters at the United Nations yesterday that by issuing the tweet, Trump had “declared the war on our country.” He also claimed North Korea now holds “the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers even when they’re not yet inside the airspace border of our country.”

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