The United Nations Food Security report released Friday, shows 10.1 million North Koreans lack adequate food supplies. The report described the situation as both ‘serious’ and ‘critical’ calling it the country’s ‘worst harvest in decades.’
The report outlines several factors contributing to the issue including poor environmental conditions and limited access to agricultural supplies. Further, the organization found that people were eating ‘worryingly’ less food with little nutritious value. In the month of April, the report found that 46 percent of households had poor food consumption. According to the report, the North Korean diet consists of rice, maize, potatoes, while vegetables and protein were rarely consumed.
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) May 3, 2019
Is Kim Jong Un Working For The Betterment Of His People?
According to several reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted a short-range missile test Saturday.President Trump reacted to the news on Twitter saying, “Anything in his very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it. He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!”
Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it. He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2019
Last month, Kim met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, where Putin said he was ‘pleased’ with the meeting’s outcome. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told “Face the Nation” Sunday that the ‘toughest sanctions’ in history remain. “We’re going to exhaust every diplomatic opportunity there is,” said Pompeo. Moreover, Pompeo cited successful ongoing talks in Hanoi and Singapore.