Trump Could Add North Korea To List Of State Sponsors Of Terror Next Week

Tyler Durden's picture

Just two days after President Donald Trump returned from his 12-day tour of Asia with new assurances that China would do more to economically pressure North Korea, the White House abruptly revealed Thursday that President Trump is considering returning North Korea to the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism - a decision that would likely outrage North Korea’s leadership at a time when tensions between the US and North appear to be on the wane.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the decision will come “during the early part of next week,” Reuters reported.

Presently, Sudan, Iran and Syria are the only countries on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism. Earlier Thursday, a Trump administration diplomat said the administration would consider removing Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Sudan has been on the list since 1993. A month ago, the Trump administration formally lifted decades-old sanctions against Sudan, which is ruled by strongman Omar al-Bashir.

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said the United States was willing to consider removing Sudan from the its list of state sponsors of terrorism if Sudan continued to make progress on counterterrorism cooperation, human rights and other key issues. Syria, since 1974, and Iran, since 1984, are the other countries on the list, the New York Times reported.

The standard for inclusion, under the law, is a country that has “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.” North Korea was removed from the list in 2008 not because it no longer fit the criteria, but because of a deal with the Bush administration that it did not uphold.

It’s widely believed that North Korea helps arm terror networks around the world as part of its illicit arms business. Then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asserted in August 2010 that “the fact is that North Korea continues to smuggle missiles and weapons to other countries around the world - Burma, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas."

Aside from that, the North continues to terrorize the world with its missile and nuclear tests. During a speech in South Korea last week, Trump said he would like to pursue a diplomatic solution with the North, but warned that the US wouldn't hesitate to intervene militarily if it felt threatened. He also described North Korea as a hellscape where "no human being should have to live."

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FreeShitter's picture

Who fuckin cares anymore.

Manthong's picture long as they are not registered foreign agents……….

BaBaBouy's picture

BITCOINZ 8 GRAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOLD should be there butt for the NYC Paper Futures.

svayambhu108's picture

BITCOINZ 8 GRAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes invest all in cleptocurrency don't hedge anything 

MisterMousePotato's picture

U.S.: "If you don't do what we tell you to, we will bomb your palace."

DPRK: "If you bomb my palace, I will bomb yours."


I have a tendency to oversimplify. I admit it. Still ... anyone?

Whoa Dammit's picture

When is he going to add the U.S. to that list?  ISIS much?

BennyBoy's picture


>Trump Could Add North Korea To List Of State Sponsors Of Terror Next Week

>North Korea Could Add Trump To List Of State Sponsors Of Terror Next Week


NiggaPleeze's picture


US government's definition of "terrorist":

"Terrorist" means any individual or organization that resists Jewish ethnic cleansing, racialism, settler colonialism, "missile diplomacy", land grabs or any other form of Jewish supremacism.

truthseeker69's picture

>8 grand in gold 

>8 grand in electrons 


What is it ZH?

any_mouse's picture

Need AKPAC. That will change those frowns into smileys.

I woke up's picture

Axis of evil, George Bush style

mvsjcl's picture

Who the fuck are they proporting to be terrorizing? Their own fucking people? Does that count?

semperfi's picture

isn't ZION/ROTHSCHILD already on the list ?

Mena Arkansas's picture

State Sponsors of Terrorism aka Axis of Evil



Saudi Arabia

veritas semper vinces's picture

Exactly. But you forgot one :UK.

The real terrorists are,in this order:


_The zionist apartheid entity in the ME


_Saudi Arabia

-Then,assorted vassals and minor terrorists as: NATO countries(especially France,Bosnia,Kosovo)

_UAE,Bahrain,(Qatar,Turkey now kinda switched sides)

hey,Donald,how about this real list? Or is this not Kosher?

PS: Donald,Kim has a better haircut than you! LOL

White Devil's picture

Holy Shitfuck!
They’re on double secret probation! One more kegger and they are suspended!

RumpleShitzkin's picture

For what?

All that nukin’ that they ain’t been doing?

Mazzy's picture

How about adding Israel?

any_mouse's picture

DPRK is already a member of the "Axis of Evil", what more is needed for a casus belli?

Operation Just Because II.

Bringing Central Banking to the under served.

Free the citizens of DPRK to live a life of debt slavery and Corporate oppression.

Koba the Dread's picture

You have no knowledge that what you have written is true. None! Some propaganda whore on TV tells you something and you parrot it here. You do not know what is going on in N. Korea. All you hear is other people's stories of N. Korea and we know that those people, the MSM, lie to us every day. Why believe their stories about N. Korea? Why believe the government's stories about N. Korea?

Our ignorance about what's happening in N. Korea is our ignorance. That will not change. Accept that fact and at least remain agnostic about what's happening in N. Korea.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

When big governments go on a killing spree it's called war.


When little governments and individuals go on a killing spree it's called terrorism, murder, etc.

Brazen Heist's picture

Hahah....and the CIA isn't of course.

Our terrorists are better than your terrorists.

Dickguzinya's picture

This should have been done when he entered the White House.  And, he should have listed the following as domestic terrorist organizations:

black lives matter

black panthers



la raza


Deep Snorkeler's picture

The middle class is lost.

An ever increasing defense budget,

the place that mysteriously loses $t-t-trillions,

sucks our civilian economy dry.

Perpetual war is a sign of systemic decay

and diminished quality of life.



PhiBetaZappa's picture

Does this mean the Pyongyang Trump Hotel/Casino opening will be delayed. 

Gonzogal's picture

Doesnt this mean that the US could NOT have peace talks or negotiate with NK if it is placed on this list????

bshirley1968's picture

"Presently, Sudan, Iran and Syria are the only countries on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism."

And that is why the State Department has ZERO credibility with anyone that can rub two brain cells together, and why adding NK does't mean shit.  I am sure the State Department would list me as a terrorist if they had a chance to sit down with me for a friendly chat.

My own government IS the real enemy.  Calling others the "enemy" doesn't change that..not one bit.

"A slave is told by his government who to fight, a freeman knows who the real enemy is."

Elmerthudpucker's picture

It hasn't been your government or my government for a long time now.  The corporate coup has been complete for some time now. 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

If I had to guess... The announcement that Donny made from Beijing about $250 billion in trade with the PRC along with 51% stakes in foreign ownership of Chinese Companies wasn't nearly enough to "plug the cracks" in "Lady Liberty's"... gaping "Yo-Yo"?!!!

veritas semper vinces's picture

In fact,there are no 250 Bil in trade deals.Those are non commitment deals.

And considering US has 600 Bil TRADE DEFICIT every year,mostly with China,those deals are very small indeed

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Well v s

At least you can say after nearly 200 years of being habitually screwed up the ass by the Anglo-Saxon "round-eye" the Chinese are doing to the U.S. what we've done to them in spades

"Lip service" with "no Kiss"!...

wisehiney's picture

There's a fat man in the bathtub with the blues.

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

speaking of the blues



Well I'm Southbound, Lord I'm comin' home to you.
Well I'm Southbound, baby, Lord I'm comin' home to you.
I got that old lonesome feelin' that's sometimes called the blues.

Well I been workin' every night, travelin' every day.
Yes I been workin' every night, traveling every day.
You can tell your other man, sweet daddy's on his way.
Aww, ya better believe.

Well I'm Southbound.
Whoa I'm Southbound.
Well you can tell your other man, Sweet daddy's on his way.

rejected's picture

LOL,,, The US has utterly destroyed a half dozen nations in the last 16 years. 

North Korea has destroyed zero,

And who gets the Terror Sponsor Trophy?

North Korea,,, of course!,,,,,, why?

Because it had the audacity to tell the US to fock off.

Rex Andrus's picture

Scionazi's golem, the US has only destroyed half christendom in the last 100 years. The scionazis installed the antipope themselves and brought Islam on board in other operations. This is for the whole ball of dirt.

Rolln's picture

Sick of seeing both of these stupid fucks faces...

Rex Andrus's picture

There aren't 20 million illegal NorK aliens and spy cells in the USSA. That's the Chinese. There are 50 million illegal Israeli aliens and spy cells. You can see the difference this makes.

"Russian election tampering"

Hank Stinkhammer's picture

The Norks are master trollers...look at the US getting triggered and re triggered...

There is not a single sane mind that really believes that there is anything anyone can do about stopping a Nork nuke without sacrificing hudreds of thousands of souls to the gods of their fathers.





JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

The Don should add the CIA,Justice Dept,FBI,and the fuking State Department to his list as well.


I am just trying to help the man out of a big jam. Donald might get Jeff Session a doorman's job at his best Hotel.....swing shift might be best for Jeff.

haruspicio's picture

Ironical really.....with US sponsoring ISIS one might think it would nominate itself as a state sponsor of terror.

Karl Marxist's picture

Trump = FUD adding to an every growing long list of FUD politicians, billionaires, tech and media giants. Tell you what, Trump. You gave an add whoppin' to Vince McMahon. Challange Fat Buy to a cage match, see who wins. At least you'd have to be real whicih, right now, youre invisible.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

The 'Bloviating Belligerent Buffoon' might want to look in the mirror - and think about adding ISISrael & NeoCON-USSA to the list of "State Sponsors Of Terror" next week

Betrayed's picture

Well your right of course but remember his Zionist masters dont like NK doesnt have a CB under ((((their)))) thumb. Trumpenstein has his orders after all.

redmudhooch's picture

Bibi got Trump by the bobo.


Israel First motherfuckers!


redmudhooch's picture

What One Rabbi Predicted 22 Years Ago About Korea’s Role in End-of-Days Will Shock You

Rabbi Nachmani was hinting that God’s fire cited in the verse is a nuclear war that would begin between North and South Korea. North Korea will attack Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Those same nukes will be used by Iran to threaten Israel