White house rejected claims that United States has declared war on North Korea as “Absurd” in the latest exchange of barbs and insults between the two nuclear powers.

Press secretary Sarah sanders said us has not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd

Prior, North Korea’s foreign minister accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers.

The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly to “Totally Destroy” North Korea if it launches an attack.

Sanders also took issue with the suggestion that Pyongyang would have the right to shoot down us planes near North Korean airspace.