Trump will soon decide whether to include the DPRK in terrorism sponsors list

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
President of the United States Donald Trump next week will announce a decision whether to include the DPRK in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, said White House spokesman Sarah Sanders.

“As far as I understand, the president will announce this next week,” she said at a briefing.
In early November, Trump promised “very soon” to take a decision on introducing the DPRK into the list.

North Korea on September 3 announced the successful testing of the hydrogen warhead, which is designed to equip intercontinental ballistic missiles. This became the sixth nuclear test of Pyongyang.

A week before, the DPRK had tested a ballistic missile that flew across Japan. Western politicians indicate that the range of intercontinental ballistic missiles that North Korea is experiencing will soon reach the United States.

In October 2008, the administration of George W. Bush announced the expulsion of North Korea from the list of states sponsoring terrorism. Such a move by Washington was followed by an agreement with the DPRK that IAEA experts will have access to all the Pyongyang nuclear facilities declared by the agency.

The agreements were reached within the framework of the six-party negotiation process involving the United States, Russia, China, Japan and both Koreas.