WW3 fears as sister of North Koreas Kim Jong Un issues critical warning to US

The sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reissued her accusations that spy planes from the US crossed into North Korean territory, shortly before missiles were launched.

Kim Yo Jong has spoken up about the alleged "very critical flight" on the state-run North Korean Central News Agency.

It comes amid rising tensions over the flight – labelled by Kim Yo Jong as "repeated illegal intrusion."

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She said a plane originating from the US flew over North Korea’s exclusive economic zone multiple times before it was chased off by warplanes from the isolationist state.

Hours after her stern words, North Korea launched a suspected Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, which landed just short of Japanese waters after an hour in the air on Wednesday (July 12) morning.

In a chilling comment, she then warned that continued reconnaissance efforts from the US would mean a "shocking incident would occur”.

Her comments followed others from a North Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson who said "provocative aerial espionage" had been carried out by the US in the first week of July.

This statement included a threat to shoot down US spy planes.

All allegations were denied by the US joint chiefs of staff.

They claimed that North Korea was "intentionally creating tension through threatening words and actions” and suggested the matter be moved on from.

"We sternly warn that North Korea is responsible for all consequences resulting from its actions regarding the South Korea-U.S. alliance's normal flight activities," the JCS said.

Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said: "The United States, as always, remains committed to safely and responsibly flying, sailing, operating anywhere that international law allows and alongside our allies and partners”.

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