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    Obama Signs Bill Expanding Sanctions Against North Korea - White House

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    The US imposed new sanctions against North Korea.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama has signed a bill imposing new sanctions against Pyongyang, the White House announced in a statement on Thursday.

    “On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the President signed into law: H.R. 757, the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act," which strengthens and expands statutory sanctions on North Korea,” the statement said.

    On February 7, North Korea launched a long-range rocket that placed a satellite into orbit.

    The United Nations swiftly condemned the launch, saying it defied a Security Council resolution banning North Korea from launching rockets that could be used as ballistic missiles to carry nuclear warheads.

    Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), sanctions, Barack Obama, United States
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