North Korea: Regime warns US against intercepting its test missiles

Source: Reuters

“North Korea said any move to shoot down one of its test missiles would be considered a declaration of war and blamed a joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea for growing tensions, state media KCNA said on Tuesday. Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of [ruler] Kim Jong Un, warned in a statement that Pyongyang would see it as a ‘declaration of war’ if the U.S. took military action against the North’s strategic weapon tests. She also hinted that the North could fire more missiles into the Pacific Ocean. The United States and its allies have never shot down North Korean ballistic missiles, which are banned by the United Nations Security Council, but the question drew new scrutiny since the North suggested it will fire more missiles over Japan.” 903/07/23)