A dozen U.S. senators have sent a letter to the State Department asking that North Korea be added back to Washington's list of state terrorism sponsors,
The move is partly driven by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died after being detained by the rogue state for over a year.
Noteworthy political names like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Sherrod Brown highlighted the broad support for the move from both sides of the aisle.
Currently, only three countries fall under the list: Iran, Syria and Sudan.
North Korea was on the list from 1988 until 2008, before it was removed by the George W. Bush administration,. following Pyongyang's agreement to allow greater supervision of its nuclear programs.
In order to be listed, the Secretary of State must review all available evidence that clearly links state activities of the country in question to international terrorism.
The hermit kingdom has already drawn international rebuke. for its continued nuclear and missile tests.