U.S. rejects N. Korea’s absurd “war declaration” allegations

Sep 26, 2017, 5:00 AM EDT
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho accused U.S. President of "declaring a war."
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North Korea’s accusation that U.S. President Donald Trump has “declared a war” on Pyongyang prompted a swift and strong rebuttal from Washington on Tuesday, with the White House dismissing the claims as “absurd.”

The “declaration of war” allegations by N. Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho came after two U.S. bomber planes flew close to the country’s coast in a show of force two days back, notes the BBC.

Amid weeks of heightened tensions with Pyongyang, Trump’s recent tweet saying N. Korean leaders “won’t be around much longer” has escalated the hostilities, writes Reuters. The U.N. and China have urged both sides to refrain from “fiery talks” and seek a “political solution.”