fredag 19. februar 2016

US tightens sanctions on North Korea after nuclear test and rocket provocation

President Barack Obama slapped North Korea with more stringent sanctions Thursday for defying the world with its nuclear weapons program, weeks after itlaunched a satellite-carrying rocket into space and conducted its fourth underground nuclear test. Both actions led to worldwide condemnation of the reclusive country and fueled fears that it continues to move toward building an atomic arsenal. Democratic and Republican lawmakers, many of whom say Obama hasn’t been tough enough on North Korea, overwhelmingly approved the bill last week and sent it to the White House. The House voted 408-2, following a unanimous vote by the Senate. Read more