The U.S. government redesignated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday. The move, announced by President Donald Trump during a brief photo op at a Cabinet meeting, was designed to put pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
"It should have happened a long time ago," Trump told reporters. "It should have happened years ago."
This isn't North Korea's first time on the list. The country was designated a state sponsor of terrorism in 1988 and stayed on the list until it was removed in 2008.
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