NEW YORK POST – BOB FREDERICKS
President Trump said Monday that he plans to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism.
The president called the move long overdue and part of the US “maximum pressure campaign” against the rogue nuclear regime.
North Korea was last on the US list of state sponsors of terror in 2008, when the country was removed in a bid to salvage a deal to halt its nuclear development.
The declaration is the latest escalation of hostilities between dictator Kim Jong Un and Trump, who have traded juvenile insults since Trump started campaigning for president.
Kim and Korean state media have called Trump a “lunatic old man” and a “dotard” or foolish old person, while Trump has mocked Kim as “Little Rocket Man” and “short and fat.”
US officials cited the killing of North Korean leader Kim’s estranged half brother in a Malaysian airport earlier this year as an act of terrorism.