the White House has denied US President Donald Trump has declared war on North Korea, calling the idea "absurd".
It follows remarks by Pyongyang's foreign minister who said the declaration meant his government would consider shooting down US bombers.
White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders was quick to reject the notion.
"We've not declared war on North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd.
It's never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's …
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