North Korea Gives Up Nuclear Testing for Food Aid

They are temporarily stopping their testing in exchange for 240,000 tons of food aid from the United States
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Hillary Clinton

BBC News

Hillary Clinton

In an important step forward for North Korea and United States relations, North Korea has agreed to temporarily suspend all nuclear tests and other nuclear activities.

In return, the United States has agreed to provide 240,000 tons of food aid, given North Korea's recent floods and poor harvest in the last year.

Furthermore, North Korea will allow United Nations inspectors to monitor their nuclear facilities and uranium-enrichment activities.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly called the move a "modest first step in the right direction," while correspondents hope the exchange will lead to disarmament negotiations, which fell apart in 2009.

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