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Trump lists N Korea as 'state sponsor of terror'; new sanctions expected

President Trump said this should have happened a long time ago

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, allowing the United States to impose additional sanctions and penalties against Pyongyang as it continues to pursue nuclear weapons programs. The Republican president, who has traded personal barbs and insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the Treasury Department will announce the additional sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. The designation came a week after Trump returned from a 12-day, five nation trip to Asia in which the US president made containing North ...

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First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 09:12 IST