US prepares more sanctions on North Korea

US prepares more sanctions on North Korea

US President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

Trump said the Treasury Department will announce additional sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday.

“In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil,” the Republican president told reporters at the White House.

“This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime,” Reuters cited him as saying.

Trump added the designation should have been made “a long time ago.”