07 Apr '11, 6am

Despite its repeated appeals for food aid, N.Korea actually has one million tons of rice in its reserves: Lawmaker

Despite its repeated appeals for food aid, N.Korea actually has one million tons of rice in its reserves: Lawmaker

North Korea has one million tons of rice in store for its military despite its appeals for international food aid. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL - NORTH KOREA has one million tons of rice in store for its military despite its appeals for international food aid, a South Korean lawmaker said on Thursday. The rice reserve for emergencies stood at 300,000 tons for regular troops and 700,000 tons for reservists, Yoon Sang Gyun of the ruling Grand National Party said in a statement. 'Some 300,000 tons are enough for the North's regular armed forces to continue war for 500 days,' he said. He said North Korea has also stored 1.5 million tons of oil and 1.7 million tons of ammunition for emergencies. Mr Yoon said his information came from intelligence authorities. The National Intelligence Service said it could not confirm this. The legislator said the North's harvest last year increased slig...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets