U.S. Policy Toward North Korea II: Misuse of U.S. Aid to North Korea, Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundered Sixth Congress, First Session, October 27, 1999   [open pdf - 488KB]

From the opening statement of Benjamin A. Gilman: "Five years ago, our Nation embarked on a massive assistance program for North Korea. Today, the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] stands as the No. 1 recipient of our Nation's assistance to East Asia. Total aid, including food assistance, is valued at over $645 million since 1995. That figure is expected to exceed $1 billion next year. The American people may not be fully aware of the true scale of this massive aid program. Today, our Nation and our partners in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, known as KEDO, provide at least 45 percent of North Korea's heavy fuel oil needs. Our Nation also provides over 80 percent of the internationally donated food aid to North Korea. In sum, we feed one out of every three North Koreans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Benjamin A. Gilman, Tony P. Hall, Benjamin Nelson, Gary L. Jones, Joseph S. Bermudez, and Nacy Lindorg.

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