Tough sanctions on North Korea by the US

  • United States’ House of Representatives has given final approval to a strict package of sanctions against North Korea. The legislation also includes secondary sanctions on facilitators of further proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms related materials to North Korea. Penalties mentioned in the legislation are seizure of assets, banning of visa as well as denial of governmental contracts. The pressure for such strict sanction increased after the launch of a satellite by North Korea last week.