President Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-UN’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted us foes.

Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a white house cabinet meeting. He said it should have happened a long time ago.

Trump warned that, in addition to the terror designation, Washington is preparing yet another round of sanctions to force Pyongyang to give up its nuclear missile program.

The White House has declared it will not tolerate Kim’s regime testing or deploying an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to us cities.

Washington is also pressuring the North’s key trade partner and traditional ally China to turn up the sanctions pressure and force Kim to come to the table to discuss his disarmament.