Trump Designates North Korea as 'State Sponsor of Terror'

Trump Designates North Korea as 'State Sponsor of Terror'

Trump Designates North Korea as 'State Sponsor of Terror'

In fact, it did: From 1988 to 2008, North Korea was on the USA list of state sponsors of terrorism, which includes Iran (since 1984), Sudan (since 1993), and Syria (since 1979).

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. Trump called Kim Jong-un's government a "murderous regime" supporting "acts of global terrorism", and once again called on the nation to "end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development" programs.

While North Korea is widely regarded as one of the most oppressive governments in the world with respect to its own people, its involvement with worldwide terrorism is less prominent.

"Today, the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism", Trump said.

Trump announced the move Monday during a public meeting with his Cabinet at the White House and said the Treasury Department will announce new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday.

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"In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea repeatedly supported acts of worldwide terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil", Trump said.

Relations between the US and North Korea have been fraught ever since President Trump took office. North Korea's state media said Kim inspected a hydrogen bomb. However, lawyers said there had to be more than one incident, and there was disagreement over whether the treatment of American student Otto Warmbier, who died of injuries suffered in North Korean custody, constituted terrorism.

At the request of Warmbier's family, six Democratic and six Republican senators later urged the State Department to consider reinstating North Korea to the list.

Some experts, as well as US officials speaking privately, believe North Korea does not meet the criteria for the designation, which requires evidence that a state has "repeatedly provided support for acts of worldwide terrorism". He also mentions multiple North Korean assassinations and assassination plots, including the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim's half brother, who was poisoned earlier this year at a Malaysian airport. Cuba had been on the list but was removed by President Barack Obama in 2015. Israel's biggest fear, he said, is the possibility that North Korea might develop nuclear weapons on behalf of Iran.

"The North Korean regime must be lawful".

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