White House Declares North Korea A State Sponsor Of Terror

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Following comments by the White House last week that the administration would soon bring more pressure on North Korea, President Donald Trump has confirmed as much to a crowd of reporters, adding that, as of today, that North Korea would once again be designated a terror sponsor.

Trump cited the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's estranged half brother in a Malaysian airport earlier this year, as well as the North’s horrific treatment of Ohio college student Otto Warmbier, as justifications for the sanctions.

“North Korea has supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil,” Trump said.

“As we take this action today we think of Otto Warmbier and the many others affected by north korean opporession."

During remarks at the start of a cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said the Treasury Department will announce on Tuesday additional sanctions against North Korea, describing the moves as “a very large one.” The sanctions will be imposed over the next two weeks, Trump said.

Trump demanded that the North cease its nuclear program and stop aiding terror groups across the world.

Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" against the North...

 

 

North Korea was last on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terror in 2008, when the country was removed in a bid to salvage a deal to halt its nuclear development. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also designated by the U.S. as state sponsors of terror, the Associated Press pointed out.

The designation had been debated for months inside the administration, with some officials at the State Department arguing that the North did not meet the legal standard to be relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Officials said there was no debate over whether the slaying of half brother Kim Jong Nam was a terrorist act. However, lawyers said there had to be more than one incident and there was disagreement over whether the treatment of Warmbier, who died of injuries suffered in North Korean custody, constituted terrorism.

While North Korea is being added to the list, last week, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said the United States was willing to consider removing Sudan, which has been on the list since 1993.
 

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BullyBearish's picture

"We      Need         a          WAR                        NOW!!!"

 

-------------trumpanyahoo

YUNOSELL's picture

This escalation of rhetoric is becoming almost tangible

Arnold's picture

It is best to sideline the Navy on this one.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/us-warship-collides-japanese-tug-boat-latest-mi...

Air Force, you're up.
Don't screw the pooch.

God Emperor's picture

USS Benfold... is bent alright.

It will fold once the Norks will have a go at it.

nope-1004's picture

"Economic Sanctions"..... lmao.

Anyone still believe bankers do not control the world?  Anyone still think the USD is not a weapon?

 

IH8OBAMA's picture

I like that photo of Fat Lil' KimUn.

"Who?  Me?"

auricle's picture

Every nation without a central bank has been declared a state sponsor of terror. 

Chupacabra-322's picture

How many “Wars” is the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. involved in now,

War on drugs. Fail

War on Poverty. Fail

Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. Yemen, Lybia, Ukraine, Untimate Fails.

French Bloke's picture

Oh the irony. USA is the biggest sponsor of terrorism the world has ever known, in cahouts with Israel & KSA... Look in the mirror Trump!

Stuck on Zero's picture

“North Korea has supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil,”

Don't we do the same thing on a daily basis?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

For slanderous designation of DPRK as terror state, Donald Trump is designated an Emasculated Bed Wetter.

https://twitter.com/DPRK_News/status/932664347180101632

HushHushSweet's picture

Can't fully institute the New Word Order unless all banking systems are synched and there is only one currency (digital, of course). Any country operating outside these parameters must brought into the bankers' fold by any means necessary.

Gig 61's picture

Brilliant. You guys are so damn smart here while hilarous at the same time, I thought at first you all must be paid writers!!

Gig 61's picture

Brilliant. You guys are so damn smart here while hilarous at the same time, I thought at first you all must be paid writers!!

Arnold's picture

Must have been a bunch of buckaroos passed around to make that happen.

Cranky or odd Texas politicians? Yup.
Suicidal? Not till now.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Fat boy will take this as a declaration of war, but NK will get what it needs from Xi.

veritas semper vinces's picture

This is really rich coming from the biggest terrorist nation on the earth.

What "terrorism" has NK created? But we know about  the ones created by US and allies:

-The mujahideen arming ,including with Stingers,in Afghanistan

-Al Qaeda(See Eye Ayy "data base in Arab  language")

-ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Al Nusra/Tahrir al Sham and All the assorted "moderate" terrorists

-Moslem Brotherhood(well this was the child of Em Eye 6) but strongly supported by the US(including the Faggot)

-the Nazi army in Ukraine

-the Albanian/Bosnian/Croatian terrorist in Yugoslavia( Bin Laden and AlQaeda were involved there)

-the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia

-the fascists of Pinochet  in Chile

And all these are just of the top of my head,I'm sure I forgot many.

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Don Pancho's picture

LOL with out a war how do we distract the people...

CheapBastard's picture

BLM and Soros have killed more Americans then all of North Korea.

Even NFL players have killed more people then Kim.

Lets declare BLM, NFL and Soros sponsors of terrorism.

Yes.

dizzyfingers's picture

Get us a war, Trump, or we'll kill ya!

Don Pancho's picture

Let the U.N. step to the plate. Its not all on our shoulders! 

Gead's picture

The sad truth is that the collective/total I.Q. of the 2 'world' leaders in the picture is still below 'embecile' level. Hell, add in all the representatives of the U.N. and maybe it might approach 'moron'. I'm constantly amazed the powers that be actually have enough grey matter in their skulls to remember to breath.

quadraspleen's picture

who did they sponsor?

Don't tell me, they funded ISIS, natch

Killing two dudes doesn't really make the grade, does it

BarkingCat's picture

McCain has killed more than that personally and his victims were American sailors

medium giraffe's picture

Sure.  They don't have enough cash to sponsor a fun run, but ok.  Whatever sells more weapons, right?

Davidduke2000's picture

weapons that do not work, ask Erdowan of Turkey, he said the patriot missiles are garbage, he is buying the Russian S400 yet he is a member of nato.

French Bloke's picture

After USA sided with the Kurds who the Turks are fighting, the writing is on the wall as far as Turkey remaining a member of zato. Hopefully they'll be out soon. Erdogan seems to now understand that peace and stability in the region is more important than corruption (I'm not saying he's not corrupt - just less so than he was), coupled with the fact that Russia could annihilate Turkey if the gloves ever came off..

shutterbug's picture

is THAT A JOKE ????????

You mean ... USA ... the biggest terrorism group on this world...

Ah, another ... do what we say, not what we do I guess... politicians. too good for hanging and burning them... NOT

jal's picture

What is the right expression?

Pot calling the kettle black

or

kettle calling the pot black

BarkingCat's picture

This is more like when a certain black guy called me a nigger. All I could do was laugh out loud in response. 

malek's picture

Next up:
Erdogan declares NATO a sponsor of terror due to the recent "enemy chart" incident.

JibjeResearch's picture

BAwa ahah ahahhaha

North Korea can't even afford food ahah ahhhahha

farflungstar's picture

Sanctions? Like this is something new for North Korea? 

Whatever will they do? How will they survive? Haha

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Until I see a picture of that Fat little fucker losing 50-100 pounds then the sanctions aren't working...

Baronneke's picture

Thank god we all forgot about the US sponsoring IS, invasions of multiple countrys and killing hundred of thousands innocent lives over the past decades. Way to go US....way to go !!  (Drumpf's family members must have been loading up on arms stocks, and so.... the rich get richer......the poor much more poorer.

CheapBastard's picture

I have to wait for Meryl Streep and George Clooney to tell me what to think before I can comment.

land_of_the_few's picture

It's ok, it won't take Meryl too long to get back out of character so she can speak to you, same with Clooney. Should be pretty easy to find them on set, playing themselves.

Reaper's picture

Expanding a definition changes the sequitur.

Brazen Heist's picture

Can someone just for laughs declare the CIA and Pentagon state sponsors of terrorism? It would not only be epic and funny, it would also be actually accurate.

Vageling's picture

Sponsors? They are the fucking terrorists! They do a lot more than just "sponsor" their pet creations. They have no problem terrorizing their own nation either.

syzygysus's picture

Just another checkbox checked on the 'prepare for war' list.

 

I'm sure they'll be throwing babies out of incubators next, or some kind of tug your heartstrings see how they are animals kind of story.

 

 

land_of_the_few's picture

And let's just remember who executes lots of civilians with "anti-aircraft guns". NK are rank amateurs at that compared to the assorted foreign-sponsored headchopper terrorists in Syria.

Well, many of those shiny Toyotas in Syria had... ZSU-23-2 antiaircraft guns on them. And who supplies those, and who are they used on? And how many got killed? Probably thousands.

An example of an ISIS ZSU-23-2 antiaircraft gun execution (NSFW plus there is a lot of snackbaring)-

https://m.liveleak.com/view?i=f41_1433889685

JimmyRainbow's picture

and honorable mention of iran,
in a anti-proliferation treaty with usa, cancelled by usa only by the will of orange beauty and for sure soon again sanctioned for a non-existing danger
why on earth should any state follow iran that way by now? why?
while usa drones around accepting massive collateral damage
psycho world built by psychos

Ivan de beers's picture

Meanwhile Israel is a beacon of democracy *sigh*. Not difficult to to see who pulls the strings of western leader puppets

HushHushSweet's picture

Israel will also be sacrificed, when the time is right. 

The moneychangers owe their allegiance only to Satan.

 

freeasabee1's picture

the USA should designate itself as a state sponsor of terrorism. That would make more sense.

Davidduke2000's picture

along with isreal who supplied arms to isis and treated their wounded in a military hospital in addition to supply them with data on Assad's Military locations.