Trump's re-listing of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism comes a week after he returned from a 12-day trip to Asia in which containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions was a centerpiece of his discussions.
US President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism yesterday.
North Korea had been removed from the list of state sponsor of terrorism under the George W Bush administration.
"The practical effect of it is ... it may though disrupt, and dissuade some third parties from undertaking certain activities with North Korea, as it does impose prohibition on a number of other activities that may not be covered by existing sanctions," Tillerson told a White House briefing.
Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,279.05 per ounce by 0059 GMT. Bullion fell about 1.4 percent on Monday in its biggest one-day percentage drop since Sept. 11.
Diplomat Song Tao is visiting the North on behalf of President Xi Jinping to brief officials on the recent Chinese Communist Party congress and other "issues of mutual interest", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
Outlining his priorities in a policy speech to parliament, Abe described North Korea's sixth nuclear test earlier this year and two missile launches that flew over Japan as a national crisis.
Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited images taken on Nov. 5 showing activity at North Korea's Sinpo South Shipyard.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy, Song Tao, will visit North Korea today to inform its leadership about the outcome of the recent national congress of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters the Japanese coast guard rescued the three men who were floating on the small wooden vessel Wednesday in the open sea off the Noto peninsula. qCoast guard officials are searching for about a dozen of their fellow crew members believed to be missing. Suga says Japan is arranging to accommodate the men's wish to return home. He did not elaborate.
The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin, among others, "will take place in waters surrounding Okinawa" in southern Japan, the US navy said in a statement.
An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger on Trump's visit to South Korea last week, during which he denounced the North's "cruel dictatorship" in a speech to legislators in Seoul.
President Xi Jinping's special envoy, Song Tao, is going to North Korea on Friday to discuss the Chinese Communist Party's congress, which took place last month, Xinhua news agency said, without providing more details.
The resolution sponsored by the European Union and Japan was adopted without a vote by the General Assembly's human rights committee. It has 61 co-sponsors two more than last year and now goes to the 193-member assembly which is certain to adopt it in December.
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One of Trump's tweets read: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"
Donald Trump's visit to the region came at a time when tensions in the Korean peninsula has reached its peak
The four-day drills that began today in waters off South Korea's eastern coast come as President Donald Trump continues a visit to Asia that has been dominated by discussions over the North Korean nuclear threat
Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, warning that time is running out over the crisis.
On the second day of his visit, which was marked by lavish red-carpet welcome with an impressive guard of honour by the Chinese military troops, Trump continued his overnight talks with Xi at the Great Hall of People.
Xi shared with Trump specific actions that China is taking to enforce sanctions against North Korea, such as restrictions on bank accounts, Tillerson told reporters in Beijing.
The two leaders met in Beijing's Great Hall of the People for talks following the US president's glitzy royal welcome in the Chinese capital.
Trump is expected to raise with the Chinese president the issue of North Korea's nuclear ambition.
China has been keen to show the importance it puts on Trump's visit, the first by a foreign leader since the end of a key Communist Party Congress last month where Xi cemented his power. Xi took Trump and his wife on a tour of the Forbidden City on Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Wednesday "do not underestimate us and do not try us" as he vowed that the United States would defend itself and its allies against Pyongyang's nuclear threat.