N. Korea Seeks Aid From Seoul


North Korean Senior Cabinet Councilor Kwon Ho-ung, center left, chief delegate to the 15th round of inter-Korea Cabinet talks, speaks during the first session of the meeting at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, Wednesday. South Korean counterpart Chung Dong-young, unification minister, is seated at center right.
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By Ryu Jin
Staff Reporter

North Korea has "no reason to hold even a single nuclear bomb" if the United States treats it in a friendly manner, the North’s chief delegate to the 15th round of inter-Korean ministerial talks said Wednesday.

North Korea also asked for additional food assistance on a humanitarian basis while expressing gratitude for the earlier shipments of rice and fertilizer aid.

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