US removes North Korea from 'terrorism' list

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had decided not to reinstate North Korea to a US "terrorism" list.

US removes North Korea from 'terrorism' list

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had decided not to reinstate North Korea to a US "terrorism" list.

Obama made the determination in a letter sent to leaders of the U.S. Congress that accompanied a classified report on the conduct of North Korea between June 26, 2008, and Nov. 16, 2009.

He said the report concludes that North Korea "does not meet the statutory criteria to again be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism."

Countries deemed by the US Secretary of State to be "state sponsors of terrorism" face a range of economic sanctions and other restrictions.

The list currently consists of Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.


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