The United States usually designates countries as sponsors of terrorism if they are victims of terrorism, says James Jatras, a former American Senate foreign policy adviser.
Jatras, a former Senate foreign policy adviser, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism.
“The designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is pretty much just a formality. Whether or not there is a basis for designating them as such, I am not really in position to state. It really isn’t that important to tell the truth,” Jatras said.
“In terms of putting additional sanctions on North Korea, there is not much else that we can do to them then we have already done so far. The designation means very little in that regard,” he added.
“This is simply one of the standard tools that the US government tends to use against any country crosses the…