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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks to the media outside the Millennium Hotel in New York.   © Reuters
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North Korea accuses US of declaring war; drawing Washington scorn

Ri says possible countermeasures include shooting down US bombers

ARIANA KING, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

NEW YORK -- Accusing the U.S. of declaring war on North Korea, the country's foreign minister said Monday that Pyongyang has all options on the table, including shooting down American bombers not inside its airspace. The White House rejected North Korea's assertion the same day and ripped Pyongyang's talk of shooting down planes. 

"In light of the declaration of war by Trump all options will be on the operations table of the supreme leadership of the DPRK," Ri Yong Ho said in a prepared statement delivered in front of a New York hotel, using an acronym for the North's official name.

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