Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama

KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un providing field guidance to the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile MillBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (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.

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