Summary: H.R.204 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/08/2015)

North Korea Sanctions and Diplomatic Nonrecognition Act of 2015

Continues diplomatic, economic, and military sanctions against the government of North Korea as a supporter of international terrorism until the President certifies to Congress that North Korea:

  • is no longer engaged in the illegal transfer of missile or nuclear technology, particularly to Iran, Syria, or Burma;
  • is not assisting foreign terrorist organizations, engaged in counterfeiting U.S. currency, or engaged in illicit narcotics traffic;
  • has returned the last remains of Reverend Kim Dong-shik to the United States;
  • has released abducted Japanese nationals and surviving Korean War prisoners of war;
  • has undertaken specified actions regarding family reunification, penal reforms, refugee access, and religious organization communications; and
  • is no longer engaged in cyber-attacks against the United States, its government, infrastructure, entities, or citizens, or those of its allies.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of State should redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Finds that the United States did not grant diplomatic recognition to North Korea upon its establishment as a client regime of the former Soviet Union in 1948.

Continues diplomatic nonrecognition of North Korea until such benchmarks have been met.

Directs the President, given North Korea's third nuclear weapons test on February 12, 2013, in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions 1695, 1718, 1874, and 2087 to instruct the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to use U.S. influence to secure adoption of a Security Council resolution condemning North Korea's action as a violation of such Resolutions and requiring implementation of comprehensive sanctions and an inspection regime against North Korea.