Trump Designates North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism
Removed from the list in 2008.
President Donald Trump has returned North Korea to the list of states that sponsor terrorism. The communist country was removed in 2008.
JUST IN: President Donald Trump announces he’s designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism https://t.co/5vOjssHjNg https://t.co/FDAhPWHuHh
— CNN (@CNN) November 20, 2017
Trump said Monday that the designation will impose further penalties on the country. He called it a long overdue step and part of the U.S. “maximum pressure campaign” against the North.
The move returns North Korea to the list of countries the U.S. views as state sponsors of terror for the first time since 2008. That’s when the North was removed in a bid to salvage a deal to halt its nuclear development.
U.S. officials cited the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother in a Malaysian airport this year as an act of terrorism.
North Korea would join Iran, Sudan and Syria on the list of state sponsors of terror.
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