Passage Likely for Bill That Would Make It Harder to Remove North Korea from Sanctions List

By Brian Orsak

The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill that would make it harder for North Korea to be removed from sanctions lists. The bill states that North Korea cannot be removed from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism list unless it shows that it has stopped helping other terrorism sponsors develop nuclear weapons. The country, accused by the United States of passing nuclear secrets to so-called "rogue states," is one of five sanctioned under the list. The measure, which is expected to pass a House vote this month, would require that North Korea provide a "complete and...