Speaking outside a hotel in New York, North Korea’s foreign minister earlier asserted that President Donald Trump declared war against Kim’s regime. Ri Yong Ho even threatened to target US bombers even if they are outside of North Korea’s airspace. In addition, Ri said the DPRK’s leader had on his table all available options to respond to Trump’s declaration of war.

Meanwhile, the White House spokesperson, Sarah Sanders, invalidated the claims of Ri Yong Ho. Sanders described Ri’s statements as “absurd” since the latter’s claims were only speculative.

Kim should take Trump’s warnings seriously, Pentagon

On Monday, Colonel Robert Manning, the Pentagon spokesman, told reporters that President Donald Trump will be provided with options to deal with Kim’s regime if North Korea does not end its provocations, Reuters reported.

Previously, the US president vowed to “totally destroy” Kim Jong-un’s regime and to strike the communist country with “fire and fury.” In return, the North’s leader riposted to the first threat on a more personal level by calling President Trump a “dotard” and threatened to “tame him with fire.”

On September 3, the North conducted its sixth Hydrogen bomb test that flew across Japanese territory. Now the NK foreign minister said that his country might conduct another H-bomb test on the Pacific Ocean.

Ri added that this could be the strongest H-bomb test by the North.

China called for a mediated-dialogue to solve the crisis

After a week of a heated exchange of words between Trump and Kim, the Chinese government finally called on both sides to calm down and avoid adding “oil to the flames.” China already grew frustrated on the escalating crisis over the Korean peninsula, Independent reported.

In addition, Lu Kang, the spokesman of China’s Foreign Ministry, described the seemingly out-of-control Trump-Kim conflict as very sensitive and complex, which might lead to more dangerous consequences.

Moreover, President Xi Jinping emphasized China’s stance on resolving the crisis on the Korean peninsula. He believed that it should be resolved peacefully through mediated dialogues, Independent reported.

Speaking to PM Theresa May via telephone, President Xi Jinping hoped that the British government would intervene in easing the tension and push for a dialogue between the US and North Korea.

Great Britain and China have the responsibility to find a diplomatic solution to address the crisis since they are members of the U.N. Security Council.