North Korea reportedly is sending its fighter jets to the east of the country in the wake of US strategic bombers flying over the area last week.
According to South Korea’s Local news –Yonhap News Agency quoting the country’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) report, Pyongyang is also boosting its defenses in the east of the country after the US bombers’ flyover.
NIS noted that there was no immediate retaliation against the flyover by Pyongyang in retaliation against the flyover, suggesting that North Korea “might have failed to fully detect the [US] warplanes,” also cited by Yonhap News.
Earlier, the US State Department’s East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau spokesperson Katina Adams told Russian Sputnik News that the United States has not declared war on North Korea and that Washington but continues to seek a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The statement came hours after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said that the DPRK has every right to “take countermeasures against the United States, including shooting down American strategic bombers outside the DPRK’s airspace, as Donald Trump declared war” on North Korea.