U.S. Mulls Putting North Korea Back On Terrorism List After ‘Act Of Cybervandalism’ Involving Sony’s ‘The Interview’

CBS San Francisco

HONOLULU (CBS/AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war.

“We’re not going to be intimidated by some cyberhackers,” Obama said.

Pledging to respond “proportionately,” the president said the U.S. would examine the facts to determine whether North Korea should land back on the terrorism sponsors list.

“We’re going to review those through a process that’s already in place,” Obama told CNN’s “State of the Union” in an interview broadcast Sunday. “I’ll wait to review what the findings are.”

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North Korea spent two decades on the list until the Bush administration removed it in 2008 during nuclear negotiations. Some lawmakers have called for the designation to be restored following the hack that…

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