President Donald Trump has today announced that the United States is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism.
This declaration countered the decision made by the former president George W. Bush, nine years ago, 2008.
In a cabinet meeting on Monday, he said the move will trigger “very large” additional economic sanctions.
Trump blamed the country’s nuclear programme, and support for what he called international acts of terrorism.
While announcing the decision, the US president said it “should of happened a long time ago”.
He said the regime must act lawfully and cease its nuclear weapons programme.
It comes after the president returned from an extensive tour of Asia last week.