North Korea has stated that the US has declared war on North Korea and is using this as a justification for any planes it might decide to shoot down. At the end of the United Nations Assemble, NK spokesman Ri Yong-ho said:
“The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,” Mr Ri said to the assembled press as he was leaving New York.
“Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make counter-measures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.”
This is particularly worrying as the US has begun doing fly-bys just outside of North Korean airspace in a show of force that lets NK know that if they launch missiles in an act of war, they will be destroyed.
China's Ambassador to the UN said: “We want things to calm down. It's getting too dangerous and it's in nobody's interest.”
Don't be fooled by any of this. What is happening between America and North Korea is a piece of theatre that is destined to play out. North Korea wants something that the US is not prepared to give. Under President Obama, there was very little in the way of trouble with North Korea. Was this because Obama was a wonderful statesman and diplomat? Or was it because there was a deal taking place that involved American money going into foreign coffers?
All we need to do is look at the “Iran deal” to know the truth. The former administration was sending funds to NK in a bid to keep them quiet, and this has now stopped.