April 19, 2013 12:00
Despite its recent threats, North Korea has allowed a private South Korean organization to enter the country so it can check on a recent aid shipment.
The Eugene Bell Foundation sent eight U.S. citizens to North Korea on Thursday to monitor the distribution of anti-tuberculosis drugs worth US$600,000. The medication was sent to the North about a month ago.
The group will be in North Korea for three weeks stopping by tuberculosis centers in Pyongyang, Nampo and Pyongan Province. The charity foundation has sent drugs to the North on a regular basis since it was founded in 2000.
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