02 Mar '11, 10pm

US considers resuming food aid to North Korea: WASHINGTON - The United States is considering resumption of food

WASHINGTON - The United States is considering resumption of food aid to North Korea, following warnings by aid groups that many face starvation after a harsh winter. Special envoy Stephen Bosworth told the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Tuesday that the Obama administration is assessing North Korea's need for assistance after the reclusive nation requested it. The US government suspended food handouts to the North in 2009 after nuclear monitors were expelled and a resumption would be politically sensitive because of concerns it could be seen as a reward for bad behaviour. In the past eight months, Pyongyang has been accused of launching two unprovoked military attacks on South Korea. It has also revealed a uranium enrichment programme that could provide it a new means of generating material for nuclear weapons. The top US diplomat for East Asia, Mr Kurt Campbell,...

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