US Republican Representative Ed Royce, one of the bill's co-sponsors, elaborated that the legislation was developed in order to exert further pressure on North Korea's regime as well as to punish countries and companies supporting Pyongyang. The politician referred to the North Korean nuclear program as well as a hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment launched by unknown perpetrators in November 2014. It should be noted that although Washington is still blaming Pyongyang for the notorious cyber assault, it has not yet presented ample evidence confirming that North Korea was responsible for the hacking.
Remarkably, the legislation has already gained support from both Republicans and Democrats; it is expected that after a similar measure will have been introduced in the Senate, it will attract active bipartisan support.
In accordance with the bill, US authorities would be authorized to freeze US-held foreign assets of businesses facilitating North Korea nuclear program or providing the isolated state with strong currencies. The measure is meant to impact on banks involved in money laundering in North Korea as well as in human rights abuses or malicious cyber activities against the United States.
Nonrecognition Act of 2015" was introduced in the US Congress. However, despite the high pressure from the US and UN, Pyongyang has not changed its political and economic course, preserving the state's sovereignty and independence.