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North Korea's offensive 'defence' after Trump's war threats

Tensions escalated in Korean peninsula since Pyongyang conducted its 6th & most powerful nuclear test on Sept 3

Reuters  |  Seoul/New York 

North Korea has been boosting defences on its east coast, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North said US President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down US bombers flying near the Korean peninsula. Tensions have escalated on the Korean peninsula since North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, but the rhetoric has reached a new level in recent days with leaders on both sides exchanging threats and insults. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Trump’s Twitter comments, in ...

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First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 12:03 IST