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Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

President Trump appears with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a Monday Cabinet meeting, where he announced North Korea would again be designated as a state unite of terrorism.

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President Trump appears with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a Monday Cabinet meeting, where he announced North Korea would again be designated as a state unite of terrorism.

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Updated during 1:20 p.m. ET

The Trump administration is putting North Korea behind on a State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. President Trump says a pierce “supports a limit vigour debate to besiege this ruthless regime.”

President Trump told reporters on Monday that a Treasury Department will strictly announce additional sanctions and penalties on a North Korean regime on Tuesday.

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President Trump says this should have happened years ago. In fact, North Korea was on a list until 2008, when a Bush administration took it off, in an eventually unsuccessful bid to deliver a denuclearization deal.

Trump’s pierce won regard from members of Congress, who upheld legislation that paved a approach for North Korea’s lapse to a blacklist.

“Over a past year alone, Kim Jong Un and his regime brazenly assassinated his hermit with a chemical arms and brutally tortured Otto Warmbier, heading directly to his comfortless death,” writes House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif. “These aren’t removed incidents, though are examples of a unchanging settlement of terror.”

President Trump also mentioned Warmbier in his brief matter during a commencement of a Cabinet assembly on Monday where he done a announcement. Warmbier is a UVA tyro who was spent a year and a half in a North Korean jail usually to lapse in a coma. He died a week later.

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North Korea already faces ever-tightening U.S. and U.N. sanctions. The State Sponsors of Terrorism nomination is mostly symbolic. Even after North Korea was taken off a list in 2008, sanctions remained in place. The other countries remaining on a list are Iran, Sudan and Syria.

NPR’s Arnie Seipel contributed to this report.