North Korea agrees to halt nuclear activity for food
Workers remove fuel rods from the reactor at the Yongbyon Nuclear plant in North Korea in February 2008.
February 29th, 2012
11:11 AM ET

North Korea agrees to halt nuclear activity for food

By Jamie Crawford

North Korea has agreed to halt nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and enrichment activities at its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for food aid from the United States, the State Department said Wednesday.

The state-run North Korean news agency (KCNA) announced the agreement separately.

"Today's announcement represents a modest first step in the right direction. We, of course, will be watching closely and judging North Korea's new leaders by their actions," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday before the House Appropriations Committee.


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    May 26, 2012 at 4:02 am | Reply
  2. Thomas

    Looks like Kim Jong Un going to enjoy all that extra food in his fridge. I think he's going to pass "The McDonalds for Dictators" program.

    March 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  3. Herne

    Bomb North Korean Soldiers with Harmless Bombs that explode into Porn, HoHo's, Pot, silk undies and episodes of star trek..... The entire North Korean Army will defect......I'm sure it'll work. just a suggestion....

    Why stop there?.... deploy western goods over civilian areas in mass need for more doom and gloom... Soon as the masses learn what they are missing, and if they have other NATIONS backing them....I believe they are ripe will rebel. (possibly peacefully)... in other words... give in.

    I understand Wide spread starvation and disease has set in....those people and their children/soldiers I bet are ready to crack.

    The North Korean PEOPLE need to be shown a future.... that is all... Sanctions are like prohibitions... they don't work.

    Enough with the killing already. Hate begets Hate... Peace begets Peace.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • Herne

      my kingdom for an edit. app.

      March 1, 2012 at 1:48 am | Reply

    Wow..really? Cool I can sleep better knowing north Korea is finally going to work out things with the U.S.. send em all the food they want Hillary I'm sure it will pay off

    February 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
    • Filthy Hippy

      While you're at can in inspect my cock.

      I'm sure you'll like it...............'inspector'.

      February 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Reply
  5. Filthy Hippy

    Have they run out of dissidents and political prisoners to eat?

    February 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Reply
    • political prisoner

      Send them the food. don't we have some pitbulls scheduled to be put down?

      February 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
      • Filthy Hippy

        We've got a million inmates we could turn into 'Soylent Green'.

        That should do the trick.

        February 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  6. mipolitic

    realy north korea is stopping,,,,,,,, nothing , i have ocean front property in montana to sell you to

    February 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  7. Amit-Atlanta-USA

    The N.Koreans are reasonable. A few years ago Pakistan's president Zardari demanded.......HOLD YOUR BREATH......................... $100 Billion (YES, $100 Billion) to give up their nukes!

    But knowing the Pakistanis too well, America and the west would NOT trust them even if they did agree to paying them such a "ransom".

    February 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  8. Clinton

    I don't understand this game. Why are we giving them food aid for them to stop their nuclear activities? That makes no sense... that is akin to giving in to terrorists demands... We're paying them in food to "be good"? what the heck does that do? Send the signal to N Korea that the aim is to make a bunch of threats and maybe some low level hostile actions so the US will pay you in food to stop... you're encouraging this behavior in the end... seriously... we should just let North and South Korea work on their relations and either reunite or just kill eachother because we've done enough over there... 50k soldiers dead, over 50 years and we're still technically at war... this is dumb.

    February 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
    • markishere

      It's the US showing it's weakness, like putting your kid in the bad boy chair

      February 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  9. dion

    AGAIN? same old tired game here. The US government does NOT learn !!

    February 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply

    hahaha i tought they where going to feed on their nuclear activities, they had better taken d hard way n d only way or die starving.

    February 29, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply

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