Skip to comments.U.S. offers North Korea flood aid, but no food yet
Posted on 08/18/2011 3:39:23 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
(Reuters) - The United States has offered North Korea up to $900,000 in emergency flood assistance but has made no decision yet on a broader request for humanitarian food aid for the isolated country, the State Department said on Thursday.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. offer would likely include plastic sheeting, tents and other supplies and that details were being worked out between U.S. and North Korean diplomats at the United Nations in New York.
"We have offered to North Korea $900,000 in flood assistance. We are working now, using the New York channel, to ensure that if we go forward with that, that the assistance that we render meets the concrete needs of the North Korean people and will be used properly," she said.
Nuland said the flood assistance would not include food, and was considered separately from a standing appeal by North Korea for food aid to offset bad harvests that a U.N. report said earlier this year had left millions hungry.
"The food question is still being reviewed internally in the U.S. government, and is separate," she said.
While U.S. officials have repeatedly stressed that aid decisions are not affected by political considerations, the U.S. move follows a flurry of diplomatic activity between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington.
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I hear that bugs are very edible. I’ve got some of those.
I say give ‘em food stamps!
That is soooo last century. I'm gonna take a guess and say that even if there was any food in the average North Korean village market they wouldn't have a place to swipe your EBT card.
Give them NOTHING!!
I wouldn’t even give them my butt-gas until they let Christians flee that living hell.
North Korea is China’s creation and China’s puppet. Why are we feeding their crony? Time to teach our Presidents how to play chess.
China is going to have North Korea attack South Korea while they take Taiwan - with a wink and a nod from Obama.
Why are we giving them anything at all. It may sound cold but hey these folks don’t deserve one red cent of our money. These folks need to rise up and take over the capital and kick those clowns out. Wait a minute I lost track of who I was talking about.
Damn straight! Give those commies some flood.
A Japanese scientist created a way to make food from excrement. Washington has tons of excrement! Send all the excrement that we can load, and let the North Koreans make food out of that. Heck, send our congressmen also so they’ll never run out of crap.
Can anyone recall North Korea or China donating funds and food to the US when we have experienced disasters like Katrina and Rita or the Mississippi flooding hundreds of thousands of farmlands recently?
Damn. I’m really beginning to think some of Ron Paul’s isolationist ideas are correct.
The bleeding heart liberals in our government still think that giving money and goods to other countries will make them like us. ....Idiots!