House Passes North Korea Sanctions Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill tightening sanctions on North Korea Friday aimed at punishing the regime for pushing ahead with its nuclear program

Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama (Reuters)

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear to Pyongyang, but also to the United Nations and other governments, especially China, North Korea's lone major ally and main business partner.

The package includes sanctions targeting North Korea and "secondary sanctions" against those who do business with it.


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