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North Korean Official Says President Trump Has Declared War

In a statement, North Korea's foreign minister said his country has "every right" to take "countermeasures" against the U.S.

North Korean Official Says President Trump Has Declared War
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North Korea's foreign minister said President Donald Trump has declared war.

In a statement Monday, Ri Yong-ho said, "We will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down the United States' strategic bombers." Because the North claims the U.S. acted first, the regime alleges it will be acting in self-defense.

He appears to be responding to a tweet from Trump on Saturday that read, "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!"

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President Trump says the sanctions target companies and individuals that have "significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea."

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But the statement also comes less than a day after Trump announced his revised travel ban. The order bans all immigrants and nonimmigrants from North Korea from entering the U.S.