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North Korean defector had 'enormous amount' of parasitic worms in body

18 November, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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Between January and September, China exported almost 49,000 tonnes of corn to North Korea, compared with 3,125 tonnes in 2016, according to figures from Beijing.

Prof Choi Min-ho of Seoul National University's college of medicine said: "Although we do not have solid figures showing health conditions of North Korea, medical experts assume that parasite infection problems and serious health issues have been prevalent in the country".

Even harder to overcome, he said, is the view of night soil as the "best fertiliser in North Korea", despite the risk of worms and parasites.

A North Korean delegation led by its top diplomat left for Cuba Friday, the North's state media reported, in an apparent search of an ally amid worldwide sanctions further isolating the communist North.

U.S. nuke envoy Yun was quoted as saying on Tuesday that he doesn't know the reason behind the North's recent halt in missile testing.

President Trump echoed Mattis' stance while visiting South Korea as part of a 12-day trip to Asia last week, urging North Korea to "make a deal", while also warning Pyongyang to "not underestimate us" and "not try us".

Parasitic worms were also common in South Korea between 40 and 50 years ago, Lee said, but disappeared as economic conditions improved.




Mattis did not give any reasons for why North Korea hadn't recently undertaken tests, but said the Pentagon was closely watching the country, Reuters reported. "They do, in fact, assure our partners", Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. told Pentagon reporters Thursday. The pause follows 15 missile tests and one hydrogen bomb explosion within nine months.

Mattis reportedly made the remarks to reporters as he was flying to Colorado to meet with officials of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Northern Command, on homeland and anti-missile defense.

Trump, who had previously called negotiations with North Korea a waste of time, has offered no clear path to talks.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing its nuclear and missile programs. It said in a commentary that Pyongyang will not put issues directly linked to its core interests and its people's security on the negotiation table.

Representatives from South Korea and the USA agreed yesterday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was hard to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

"The United States should abandon its hostile policy toward North Korea".

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