Experts have warned that blacklisting North Korea would have limited practical effect but makes finding a diplomatic solution to the standoff more hard.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Sungri Motor Complex in Pyeongannam-do.
In recent months, Trump has threatened North Korea with "total destruction" if it refuses to curb its nuclear missile program while simultaneously escalating tensions between the US and North Korea with bombastic name-calling.
European researchers who gathered information from announcements made on North Korean state media have come up with a list of 15 places, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, which they say are on North Korea's list of targets. He added to this campaign for worldwide support in a telephone conversation Tuesday with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, seeking to enlist his support for heightened pressure against the North.
Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohoma and Kyoto are among the Japanese targets, while Seoul, Degu and Jongwon in South Korea are also identified.
Trump in restoring North Korea to the terror list criticized his predecessor, Barack Obama, for not having taken such a bold move during his eight years on office.
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He further disclosed that the designation is long overdue step and part of the U.S.
North Korea has not launched any missiles since September 15 and critics have argued that it was on a path of de-escalation, but the latest provocation along with the sanctions imposed by Trump administration aimed at crippling the country's economy could lead to more missile launches by North Korea.
"This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime". On Tuesday the USA unveiled its fresh sanctions which also targeted North Korean shipping, raising the pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear programme.
But a symbolic hostile gesture is still a hostile gesture, and analysts are warning that this move is likely to do further harm to any efforts to get negotiations with North Korea started, as it will encourage North Korea to retaliate with some move, and the United States will be even less willing to be seen communicating with "terrorists".
Some North Korea analysts argue the state sponsor of terrorism designation and new sanctions could encourage a return to testing and belligerence from Pyongyang and discourage it from entering talks.
Trump on Tuesday said North Korea was not only threatening the world with "nuclear devastation" but it also was responsible for repeatedly supporting "acts of global terrorism, including assassinations on foreign soil".