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S Korea to review contribution to food aid projects for N Korea

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will review its contribution towards the Food Program (WFP) for babies and pregnant women in North Korea, said South Korean on Monday.

The South Korean official, Kim Yeon-chul, made these comments during a meeting with the WFP David Beasley here, according to

The developments come as recently undertook projectiles launches twice within a span of a week, in what is being perceived as a sign of frustration due to the reigning impasse in the denuclearisation process.

Diplomatic tensions have been high between the US and North Korea, especially following the breakdown of the second US-summit, held in earlier this year.

The summit was expected to chart the way forward in North Korean denuclearisation, but talks ended abruptly as the two sides reportedly could not sort their differences on sanctions waivers.

During Monday's meeting, Beasley conveyed that humanitarian assistance to should be separated from the current political situation.

His views were supported by the South Korean official, who vowed to "actively review" his country's contribution to humanitarian assistance to Before the projectiles launches, US had also backed Seoul's to

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 04:40 IST