White House Declares North Korea A State Sponsor Of Terror

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.


veritas semper… YUNOSELL Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:41 Permalink

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

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Gead Don Pancho Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18 Permalink

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.

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French Bloke Davidduke2000 Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:35 Permalink

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..

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shutterbug Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:23 Permalink

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

Baronneke Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:27 Permalink

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.

Brazen Heist Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:28 Permalink

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.

syzygysus Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

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 syzygysus Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:34 Permalink

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

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JimmyRainbow Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

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