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'Declaration Of War' Means North Korea Can Shoot Down U.S. Bombers, Minister Says

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says that under international law, his country can legally shoot down U.S. military planes — even if they're not in North Korea's airspace.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves his hotel in New York on Monday. Ri says President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war against North Korea ? and that the country can now defend itself under international law. / JEWEL SAMAD / Getty Images

North Korea's foreign minister says President Trump's tweets about the Korean nation amount to a declaration of war and that under international law, his country can legally shoot down U.S. military planes — even if they're not in North Korea's airspace.

"For the past couple of days, we had earnestly hoped that the war of words

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