Abe Backs Us Relisting Of N. Korea As State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Abe backs US relisting of N. Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday his government supports the U.S. decision to put North Korea back on the state sponsor of terrorism list for the first time in nine years.

The designation Monday -- which bans North Korea from exporting weapons and receiving economic assistance -- was the latest in a series of measures by Washington to impose "maximum pressure" and tightened sanctions on Pyongyang.