March 7th, 2012
12:41 AM ET

U.S. and North Korean officials meet to seal food aid deal

U.S. and North Korean officials are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to settle the details of a plan to allow the resumption of food aid to the North.

The talks take place against a backdrop of bellicose images and rhetoric from Pyongyang. North Korean television this week aired footage of a military unit carrying out live-fire drills in sight of a South Korean island.

Robert King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, is holding talks with representatives from Pyongyang on Wednesday to "finalize all of the technical arrangements so that the nutritional assistance can begin to move," according to the U.S. State Department.

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  1. ♔Mmmmm♕

    ....so you're shipping foodstamps and food vouchers to north korea while feeding the poor and unemployed a miser plate of conservative compassion along with a hefty sideorder of condescending rhetoric to the empty stomachs of americans...whatever happen to charity begins at home...and what's good for the geese is good for the gander...

    March 7, 2012 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. This_blank

    240,000 tons of food buys 1 week of halted uranim enrichment by north korean exchange rates. Im wondering how many americans that food could have helped? Money well spent?

    March 7, 2012 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • SAVIOR

      Money wasted ..why send em anything after the display they put on today.they will never live up to any agreement ..let the people go hungry for awhile maybe they will rise up and revolt against their government then maybe Korea can be as one.

      March 7, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Just yesterday, N. Korea was shooting all over the place and talking smack as usual. Today, they're all sunny delight. Now, once they get their food, they'll be ready for war again.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. catpaw

    Better to let that armpit of creation implode rather than give it a lifeline and continue their animosities and threats.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Superman

    Why do we as US citizens always dance with the devil? I remember the song from the rolling stones ,,,,,, SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL. No no no no no FOOD FOR NORTH KOREA !!!!!!! They are calling our bluff? We should step up and say NO!we will not be manipulated any more

    March 7, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sofa King

    What? They're eating seals now?

    March 7, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    North Korea did its dance in answer to South Korea doing the same thing not so long ago.
    They both have the same choreographer...power and greed.
    While tiring, it's not unexpected...

    March 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Why aren't we beating the drums of war here and not 'putting all options' on the table including pre-emptive strikes ?
    Or are their nuclear weapons ambitions and capability of reaching our Pacific shores or attacking S.Korea not enough to sway lobbies, special interests and voters – be an election year issue??

    March 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ saywhat
      It's probably because they're not an islamic country. It seems those are the only ones we mess with right now.

      March 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dingleberry

    opps sorry. Tecknical mistake I meant mceggroll not mcegg roll. It is really just an egg roll with the word mc in front. I think.

    March 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dingleberry

    If people would eat food together there would be piece in the world. For real.

    March 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |