The motorcade carrying U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on Capitol Hill before he meets with House and Senate Democrats in private, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, U.S. senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.The Senate is scheduled to vote later Wednesday on a bill to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea. The Senate bill, authored by Menendez and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, targets North Korea's ability to finance the development of miniaturized nuclear warheads and the long-range missiles required to deliver them.In the annual assessment of global threats delivered to Congress on Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months.Underscoring the difficulty of understanding North Korea's actual intentions, Clapper said the U.S. does not know whether North Korea would use nuclear weapons for defensive or retaliatory purposes.
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