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US not at war with North Korea, such a suggestion is absurd: White House

It's not appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's over international waters: WH

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The today rejected claims that the has declared war on as "absurd" in the latest exchange of barbs and insults between the two nuclear powers.

"We have not declared war on and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd'" said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.


North Korea's foreign minister today accused US President of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers.

The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly to "totally destroy" if it launches an attack.

Sanders also took issue with the suggestion that Pyongyang would have the right to shoot down US planes near North Korean airspace.

"It's never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's over waters," she said.

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First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 08:31 IST
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