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US confirms it has suspended North Korea food aid plans

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The US has confirmed it has suspended planned food aid to North Korea.

The decision comes after Pyongyang announced a new rocket launch, which the United States says breaks the terms of a deal agreed last month.

Earlier reports that the food aid plans had been put on hold were confirmed by a Pentagon official on Wednesday.

Peter Lavoy told lawmakers North Korea had violated a missile test moratorium agreement and could not be trusted to deliver the aid properly.

Under the deal signed in February, North Korea agreed to a partial freeze in nuclear activities and a missile test moratorium in return for US food aid.

Mr Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific affairs, told a government committee that next month's planned rocket launch "reflects [North Korea's] lack of desire to follow through on their international commitments and so


Added: Mar-28-2012 Occurred On: Mar-28-2012
By: MB-UK
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  • What are the chances N. Korean people actually know their food is almost fully reliant on foreign donations, rather than their own country? Gonna say 98% think its N. Korea's and 2% have heard rumors its being shipped in, but America is still the devils land.

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  • Oh, we'll be portrayed (here even) as the bad guys for not keeping this rotted gang of criminals propped up - but how long do we really believe Obama will maintain the suspension? (Maybe until after he's re-elected?)

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    • @Ally_Gator

      Yeah, when he's more 'flexible', meaning 'traitorous'.

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    • @joe prole And can FINALLY reveal his true self, beyond the reach of the voters.

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    • @Ally_Gator Hasn't he had 4 years to do that? Why does everyone think hes been biding his time for a whole term as president to finally unleash some sort of monster IF he even gets elected? Is he finally going to take your guns away this time?

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    • @stevecore You have no idea what a couple of Supreme Court appointments could unleash...

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    • @Ally_Gator like the Citizens United case??
      Closing the barn door after the horses have been stolen.. how typically ReThuggian..
      and forgetting WHO'S hand-picked Court of Idiots GAVE us Citizens United..
      Scalia, Thomas and Roberts would have been BOUNCED off any other Bench in this Country, for Conflict of Interest, if NOT for the CONVENIENT clause that excludes the SCOTUS, alone from those laws..

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  • they rack a disiprine

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  • I've been reading on N. Korea and how deprived the people are. I wonder who is really running the show over there now?

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  • They got land.
    Grow your own food.
    Beggars.

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  • Wonder what happen to their best friend China?

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  • America should learn how to barter on a National scale,..get something in return for the food,make them pay for it with something,
    all Countries we give aid to should cough up something ,maybe some fine Korean wine or some of those cool jackets they all wear,..or at least a twenty dollar bill,..;)

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  • The people of NK need to revolt. Until they do, they will never be able to live a decent life.

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  • This is stupidity, it is their right to launch satellites.

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  • Well who's the bigger asshole in this one? Food for Children and Pregnant Women Sad =.(

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  • Yeah, let the oppressed population starve to death. That´s gonna help them get rid of their batshit insane dictator.

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