U.S. Preacher Visits N.Korea

  • Arirang News

    May 12, 2011 11:13

    U.S. preacher Franklin Graham landed in North Korea on Tuesday for talks with the communist regime's foreign minister.

    According to the North's Korean Central News Agency, Graham, the son of influential pastor Billy Graham, met with Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun.

    Graham's organization Samaritan's Purse which visited the North in February reported last month that North Koreans were living on borrowed time as poor winter harvests would lead to severe food shortages in June.

    Both Graham and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter have been advocating the resumption of food aid to the country.

    South Korea and the U.S. have expressed skepticism over the reports, suspecting Pyongyang of exaggerating the claims to win aid.

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