Japan PM welcomes U.S. designation of North Korea as sponsor of terrorism: Kyodo

Japan PM welcomes U.S. designation of North Korea as sponsor of terrorism: Kyodo

KIM KYUNG-HOON

The designation, announced Monday, allows the United States to impose more sanctions on Pyongyang, which is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programmes in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions.

"I welcome and support (the designation) as it raises the pressure on North Korea," Abe told reporters, according to Kyodo.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Michael Perry)

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