Trump's latest statement 'a declaration of war,' North Korean foreign minister says

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VIDEO: President Trump Speaks To U.N. General Assembly On North Korea

North Korea's foreign minister on Monday told reporters that President Donald Trump has issued "a declaration of war" against the Hermit Kingdom in the president’s most recent statements on the country.

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However, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted at a news briefing on Monday that no declaration had been made.

“We’ve not declared war on North Korea, and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd,” she said.

On Saturday, Trump said that North Korea "won't be around much longer" if it continues to threaten the United States.

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward the White House after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn on September 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward the White House after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn on September 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward the White House after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn on September 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

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