WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Purchase your tickets for a chance to win $25k toward a new car or $20k in cash during NHPR's Summer Raffle!
Politics
0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8d6a0001

Shaheen Introduces POW/MIA Recovery Amendment to North Korea Legislation

shaheen_jensen2.jpg
Chris Jensen for NHPR
/

As Congress works on legislation to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test explosion, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced an amendment that preserves efforts to recover remains of American soldiers in the Korean War.

Shaheen introduced it Thursday after the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIA's in Portsmouth said the sanctions bill could unintentionally hamper the North Korea POW/MIA Accounting Mission.

The amendment exempts activities conducted by federal or non-governmental organizations related to the identification or recovery of servicemember remains from the bill's enhanced sanctions.

The sanctions bill would require the investigation and punishment of those who knowingly import into North Korea any goods or technology regarding weapons of mass destruction; and those who engage in human rights abuses and cyber-terrorism.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.