North Korea: US Shoots Down Pyongyang Missiles as Declaration of War!


North Korea warned the US not to shoot down Pyongyang’s missiles because doing so would be considered a declaration of war. Photo/REUTERS

PYONGYANG – North Korea (North Korea) warned the United States (US) not to intercept or shoot down a Pyongyang missile that was tested. Because, that effort will be considered as a declaration of war.

This warning was delivered by Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Tuesday (7/3/2023).

Kim Yo-jong’s warning comes after South Korean media reports said the United States plans to shoot down Pyongyang’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) if the weapon is tested over the Pacific Ocean.

The US and its allies have never shot down a North Korean ballistic missile, usually launched at a steep angle to avoid a neighbour, but Kim Yo-jong’s warning attracted renewed attention as Pyongyang signaled it could test fire more of the missile into the Sea of ​​Japan.

Kim Yo-jong said Pyongyang would view any US military action against its strategic weapons test as a “declaration of war”.

“The Pacific Ocean does not belong to US or Japanese domination,” he said, as quoted by Reuters.

The fiery rhetoric from Kim Jong-un’s younger brother comes as the US and South Korea revive and step up joint war games following Pyongyang’s record-breaking missile maneuvers last year.

The US deployed nuclear-capable B-52 bombers for joint combat drills with South Korean fighter jets on Monday in what South Korea’s Defense Ministry said was a show of force against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

The US and South Korean militaries are also preparing to revive their largest drills later this month.

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