Senate Approves Penalties for Aiding North Korean Nuclear Program

February 11, 2016 12:33 AM

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Senate Approves Penalties for Aiding North Korean Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON — In an effort to derail North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved strict sanctions intended to limit Pyongyang’s ability to finance warheads and missiles.

The legislation targets those who knowingly do business with North Korea to benefit its nuclear weapons program and also authorizes $50 million to broadcast messages directly to people in the isolated nation.

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