President Donald Trump said on Monday he would designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, according to a White House pool report.
North Korea was previously designated a state sponsor of terrorism, but in 2008, the designation was rescinded by the State Department. The Trump administration has said for weeks it was considering reinstating the designation.
The designation by President Trump sets the stage for him to impose the "strictest sanctions" ever on North Korea.
North Korea has consistently sponsored terror, including committing assassinations on foreign soil.