WASHINGTON – President Trump on Mon officially designated North Korea due to a state sponsor of terrorism, returning the rogue nation to a list from which it had been removed through the George W. Bush administration.
North Korea have been removed from the list under the George W. Bush administration in an attempt to salvage negotiations for a nuclear deal.
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The president made the announcement at the White Home on Monday morning hours. North Korea will join Sudan, Syria and Iran as countries that the State Department identifies as ones which may have “repeatedly presented support for acts of international terrorism.”
Administration officials had hinted found in latest weeks that Mr. Trump was looking at adding North Korea back again to the list in light of that country’s nuclear ambitions and its cyberattacks aimed at america and other countries.
The president did not get the announcement during his recently completed 12-time trip to South Korea and other Asian nations. But Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White Home press secretary, had stated Friday that reporters should anticipate an announcement early this week.