House seen passing North Korea sanctions bill Friday

KCNA picture shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saluting during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new yearThe U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday on legislation broadening sanctions against North Korea that is expected to pass with overwhelming support, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the House would consider the amended version of the bill this week, and aides said the vote would likely take place on Friday morning. “We have moved one step closer to a new round of North Korea sanctions,” Ryan told reporters in his weekly news conference.

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