North Korea reacts to terror relisting, calling it a “serious provocation” by Trump

Leo Veizaga, Staff Writer

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced that he had decided to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Today, North Korea has responded to the announcement, denouncing Trump’s decision and calling it a “serious provocation and violent infringement.”

Trump’s decision to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tension over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. North Korea’s first reaction to the designation began with a spokesman, who said “The U.S., the kingpin of all kinds of terrorism who cannot even prevent terror in its own territory, is acting like an ‘international judge on terrorism’ while attaching or removing the label of ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ on sovereign countries.”,“This is a serious provocation and a violent infringement upon our dignified country.” The comments were made by North Korea after President Trump’s choice on Monday to restore North Korea to Washington’s list of terrorism-sponsoring states, along with Iran, Sudan, and Syria. On Tuesday, the Treasury Department announced a new round of sanctions to impede the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile program, targeting North Korean companies and ships as well as Chinese trading companies despite the fact that North Korea hasn’t launched a missile in over two months.

The spokesman also said that the North’s “deterrence will be further strengthened” — and that the country “must continue to keep the treasured nuclear sword in our hands more tightly” — as long as Washington continued with its “hostile policy” against the North.

With Net Neutrality and this now happening, This is getting more and more difficult for President Trump to solve, and he should hope that this does not have any repercussions and North Korea doesn’t declare war if he wants to live past his first year as president.