March 9th, 2012
01:25 AM ET

U.S. envoy upbeat on North Korean food aid after talks

 A U.S. envoy expressed optimism that food aid would find its way to those in need in North Korea after two days of talks with officials from Pyongyang, but it remained unclear when the shipments might begin.

Robert King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, met with North Korean representatives in Beijing to thrash out the details of a plan to allow the resumption of food aid to the North.

"We resolved the administrative issues that we were concerned with," King said Thursday before leaving for Washington to report the results of the discussions. He described the meetings as "very productive, positive talks."

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  1. MOXNEWS167

    why are we giving aid to a country that hates us and says were ready for war with the U.S. and South Korea? this is rediculous, we need to take care of ourselves and mind our own business.

    March 9, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
    • common sense

      You knw if a leader and his people are starving, it would take something simple to provoke them to attack its neighbors, esspecially the south.. Attack on the south means we have to go war agaaaainnn...

      March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Darius

    What a sick joke America.

    March 9, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kool Aid

    ... a special treat for their leaders.

    March 9, 2012 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |

    Optimistic? Come on, the citizens of America knows north Korea will never live up to any agreement it makes with the American government. Why does our government insist on throwing away money? He says optimism. I say ignorance.

    March 9, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Appearances mean everything?

      March 9, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. What happens over there...

    ,,,,affects us here.It's that simple.

    March 9, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. common sense

    Who knws, we can pump some genetics stuff in their food in order to change their brains waves so they love America or worst kill them all..

    March 9, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Trying to freak out an already paranoid country?

      March 9, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    I think you have to give the olive branch and see what will happen. I think giving food without them knowing we expect certain human rights and want to know where and how the food is disstributed is naive. Un is schooled somewhat in western schools, how much of his gpa and father is to be seen.
    I just want to know" What the productive, positive talks were?" And "What the administation wanted out of the deal?"

    March 9, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. SP00N MAN

    Better to be upbeat than beat up.

    March 9, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    A ploy most probably to keep the N.Korea front quiet & continue driving attention to Iran.
    Late last year we delivered around 50 bunker busting bombs to Israel . Today's reports are that they requested us for more bombs & planes and our govt is being 'coy' about that request. This according to CNN.

    March 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |