In exchange for North Korea to stop nuclear tests and other similar activities, the United States will send food.
The actions will cease at the Yongbyon nuclear complex.
The U.S. plans on sending 240,000 metric tons of food to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. To ensure comprehensive delivery, the food distribution will be monitored, according to a State Department representative.
The decision was reached on Wednesday and both the State Department and the DPRK’s news agency have separately announced this news.
For more information about this deal, this video from CNN gives more detail.
Wanting to improve relations between these two countries, the U.S. and North Korea have both stated they hope this is a step in the right direction.
Pyongyang Halts Uranium Enrichment for Food: North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-Un agrees to halt uranium enrichm… bit.ly/AgPZKF
— Israel National News (@IsraelNewsStory) February 29, 2012
N. Korea will halt nuclear work, get U.S. food aid bit.ly/ynR9pz
— Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) February 29, 2012
Meanwhile – in North Korea – Kim Jung Un has agreed to scrap his nuke program for food… You can’t eat a nuke….
— Martin Shapland (@MShapland) February 29, 2012