March 8th, 2012
12:16 AM ET

U.S. and North Korea press on with food aid talks

Talks between U.S. and North Korean officials in Beijing to thrash out the details of a plan to allow the resumption of food aid to the North continued into a second day Thursday.

Robert King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, is meeting representatives from Pyongyang to finalize points like what ports will be used to dock incoming ships, how the distribution of the food will be monitored and which nongovernmental organizations will be involved.

"We've made progress," King said Wednesday after two sessions of talks. "We still have issues to resolve and will be meeting tomorrow to deal with those issues."

North Korea last week announced an agreement to freeze its nuclear and missile tests, along with uranium enrichment programs, and allow the return of U.N. nuclear inspectors. The United States said it would provide 240,000 metric tons of nutritional assistance to the impoverished country.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    There it is. Keep in mind, if you post a comment containing the word SP00N, it will be blocked.

    March 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    the son may yet bring change.. he'd likely have to move slow, maybe he knows this.. he doesn't remember the korean war..

    March 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ters

    Hey North Korea, Don't furnish returned refugee from China. US must concern this.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    @leeintulsa-he also went to western schools. Maybe the world is not so isolated for him as it was for his gpa and dad.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The SHADOW KNOWS

    Jeff, catpaw, BOMBO < good ones. I'm counting the days on this manuver. I can see them sitting around the dinner table laughing their heads off while missiles fly and peasents starve.

    March 9, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
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