"It's not our list", the deputy spokesman said.
Designation under the above-referenced authorities also implicates other sanctions laws that penalize persons and countries engaging in certain trade with state sponsors.
USA student Warmbier died this year, aged 22, after he was repatriated from detention in North Korea, already in a coma.
Specifically, Klingner cites recent cyberattacks against US and South Korean targets, including the 2014 attack against Sony Pictures for producing a film critical of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Under sanctions legislation signed by Trump in August, the State Department was required to report to Congress earlier this month whether it will re-designate North Korea.
In the US, political uncertainty weighed on treasury yields and the dollar, underpinning a move higher in gold prices after reports surfaced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was set to issue fresh subpoenas for the Trump campaign as part of investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce applauded the administration's decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday.
In February, Kim's potential rival and elder brother Kim Jong-Nam died after he was sprayed with a nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur airport, in an assassination blamed on Pyongyang.
Such a designation carries significant sanctions against the country's ability to receive U.S. foreign assistance, puts a ban on defense exports and sales. Former President Barack Obama removed Cuba from the list in 2015.
The move is meant to curb Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, but Mike Fuchs, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, tells Bustle that the designation is a "step backward" and will make diplomacy with North Korea more hard. That bid fell through, and North Korea has continued to drive toward building a nuclear bomb capable of hitting its neighbors and the United States.
Only three other countries - Iran, Sudan and Syria - have been designated state sponsors of terrorism by the United States. "So they should be put back on the list".
North Korea was put on the USA terrorism sponsor list for the 1987 bombing of a Korean Air flight that killed all 115 people aboard.