The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to a package of tough sanctions on North Korea on Friday, completing all congressional procedures to enact what would be the first sanctions law exclusively targeting the communist nation.

The House approved the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016 in a 406-2 vote, two days after the Senate unanimously passed the legislation amid global outrage over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.

The bill now heads to President Barack Obama to sign into law.

It is the first time that a sanctions bill exclusively targeting North Korea has been passed by both the House and the Senate. Many North Korea sanctions proposals have been introduced to Congress so far, but none of them have passed both chambers.

Source: Yonhap news