North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho claims that President Donald Trump declared war on the rogue communist regime, following the POTUS’ recent Twitter comments about Kim Jong-un’s dictatorship:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Moreover, Pyongyang now says that President Trump’s declaration of war gives North Korea the right to shoot down American war planes, even if they’re flying outside North Korean airspace.
This is the exact quote from Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s presser in New York and a perfect example of circular logic (or lack there of):
“The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country.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,”
Earlier last week, a number of American strategic bombers buzzed North Korea’s DMZ while flying in international airspace in a show of force of sorts. The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday that Ri Yong Ho’s claims about the US declaring war on North Korea were patently absurd. On Saturday, the same Pyongyang apparatchik delivered a bombastic speech at the UN General Assembly, during which he threatened the United States with an inevitable missile-attack, following Donald Trump’s “rocket man on a suicide mission” speech.
Meanwhile, as Pyongyang and Washington are engaged in threatening nuclear war and trading insults, California is bracing for a nuke attack, as its officials are taking Kim Jong Un’s threats seriously. For example, the Los Angeles-area Joint Regional Intelligence Center’s bulletin dated August 16th warns residents that a nuclear attack would be catastrophic for Southern Californians and urged state officials to take proactive measures for mitigating a potential nuclear attack.