President Donald Trump declared war on Pyongyang after the Republican leader made a fiery speech at the U.N. General Assembly vowing greater U.S. action against "rogue regimes" such as North Korea and Iran, on Saturday March 31st . Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and its supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un has not responded officially to this declaration of war and seems to be treating it as an “empty threat” according to numerous senate members.
For months, Trump and Kim have been locked in a war of words and military mobilization over the latter's self-proclaimed right to possess nuclear weapons, which North Korea argues are necessary for guarding the reclusive, communist state.
Trump and his administration have doubled down on military sanctions against North Korea but have also increasingly hinted at a war-scale solution. Trump's speech, which was met with heavy criticism by a number of U.S. allies and foes, and tit-for-tat name-calling between the two leaders.
The U.S also flew B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Japan just east of North Korea's territory Saturday, further north than U.S. planes have ever flown in the 21st century. Kim Jong Un claimed Trump's moves made a North Korean strike on America’s mainland "inevitable”.
This article was completely false and just part of the tradition of having April Fools articles in The Stormy Petrel. Enjoy your day. We have no war and hope to see no war.