Skip to comments.N. Korea: Pyongyang demands massive aid at talks on family reunions (Roundup)
Posted on 10/27/2010 8:13:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Pyongyang demands massive aid at talks on family reunions (Roundup)
Oct 27, 2010, 15:48 GMT
Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday tied the holding of regular reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War with substantial food aid from South Korea, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said.
North Korea sees the aid 'as a kind of condition,' a ministry spokeswoman said.
Pyongyang requested 500,000 tons of rice and 300,000 tons of fertilizer at the final day of two-day talks between the two neighbours' Red Cross associations, which ended in the North Korean border town of Kaesong without an agreement.
The South Korean Red Cross does not have the authority to approve such a request and the government must look into it, Kim Yong Hyun, the leader of its delegation to the talks, was quoted as saying in Kaesong by South Korean media.
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NK regime doesn’t want the rice to keep their people from starving. They need to rice to keep their people from revolting.
I’d give ‘em only as much rice as they can stick up their rear orifice.