The house of representatives Thursday, April 4, approved a bill paving the way for tougher sanctions against North Korea, reports Reuters. The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority of 419 to one.
In particular, the document orders maintain records for compliance or non-compliance with the ports of various countries in the context of the sanctions against the DPRK. In this context, refers to the ports of China (Dandong, Dalian), Iran (Abadan, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr), Syria (Latakia, Tartus) and Russia (Nakhodka, Vanino and Vladivostok).
The US government will have to conduct a more thorough check of the goods that are transported by the courts, who visited North Korea or transported through a seaport or airport, repeatedly convicted of failure to comply with UN security Council resolutions.
The Law on security of ports and waterways, amended, prohibit any foreign ship from entering or operating in U.S. waters, or to transport cargo in any port under the jurisdiction of the United States, if the ship belongs to North Korea.
Speakers for the bill policy emphasize that it is intended to send a strong message to North Korea, amid the international concern with the escalation of its nuclear programme.
The bill must be approved by the Senate, and then sent to the White house for the President’s signature Donald Trump.
Earlier it was reported that the White house’s reaction to this latest unsuccessful launch of North Korea’s ballistic missiles, accelerating its plans to enter new sanctions against Pyongyang.
In Washington expressed dissatisfaction with the implementation of the Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs. In this regard, the United States claimed that their strategy against the DPRK is aimed at putting pressure on Pyongyang to force it to abandon these programs. To achieve its goals the United States are going through tougher sanctions. At the same time, as noted, the United States is open to negotiations.