Senators backed a bill Wednesday to derail North Korea’s quest for a nuclear weapon, NBC News reported.
The bill would mandate sanctions against those involved in North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development program, require a renewed focus on cyber-attacks by North Korea on the U.S. and target those responsible for human rights abuses committed by the country’s government.
The vote was 96 to 0.
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The passage of the bill comes days after North Korea launched a long-range rocket and a month after the country claimed to test a hydrogen bomb.