North Korea Rejects Offer of Aid From South Korea

September 13, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Food Aid, North Korea 

SEOUL — North Korea on Wednesday rejected a South Korean offer to send it humanitarian aid, scuttling earlier hopes of easing tensions between the two Koreas.

South Korea made the offer Sept. 3. On Monday, North Korea told South Korea that it was ready to discuss it and asked what the South planned to provide and how much. That raised hopes that the two governments might resume dialogue after years of tension.

The North has repeatedly refused contact with the government of President Lee Myung-bak.

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