The United States has not declared war on North Korea, US Department of State East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau spokesperson Katina Adams told Sputnik on Monday.
Going further, she stressed that no country is allowed to fire on another nations' aircraft or ships if they are in international space or waters.
"We continue to seek a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," Adams said.
The statement comes a few hours after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Monday 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 the Asian country.
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