Trump on Monday designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror, a move aimed at increasing pressure on the regime. At a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said the move 'should've happened a long time ago, years ago.' The president cited nuclear threats from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as repeated support of international terrorism, as reasons for the designation. The move, the president said, 'supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime that you've all been reading about, and in some cases writing about.'
Trump also said the Treasury Department will soon announce additional 'very large' sanctions on Pyongyang.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.