North Korea Opens Door to Possible Food Aid From U.S.

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea accused the United States of “politicizing” food aid on Wednesday, saying American negotiators have offered to ship humanitarian aid and temporarily lift economic sanctions if the North halted its uranium-enrichment program.

Despite its angry tone, however, North Korea kept the door open for a possible deal, indicating it may be willing to engage Washington following the death of its leader, Kim Jong-il, even as it vowed not to talk with South Korea and even threatened to attack it.

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