Washington, Feb 18: The White House says President Barack Obama will sign legislation hitting North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. Congress approved the bill on Friday. Until now, the White House had said that Obama wouldn’t oppose the bill, but hadn’t committed to signing it. (Also Read: Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly )Also Read - US: A Closer Look at Aafia Siddiqui's Case, Jailed in Texas | All You Need To Know

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today that Obama will sign the bill into law. The expanded sanctions from Congress come as the US and China are in delicate negotiations over a UN Security Council resolution on new sanctions. China has raised concerns about measures that could devastate North Korea’s economy. Also Read - US: All Hostages At Synagogue Out Alive And Safe, Confirms Texas Governor

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