North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.
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