The United States discussed conditions for food aid with North Korea during a meeting on Thursday.
According to the BBC, the conditions for U.S. food aid included talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program. This policy contradicts official U.S. policy where the provision of food aid is separate from the issue of North Korea's nuclear program, according to the BBC.
North Korea relies mostly on international aid to feed its people.
The BBC wrote that International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors were asked to leave Yongbyon (a reactor plant) in 2009 when denuclearization talks between North Korea, China, the U.S., Russia, South Korea and Japan broke down.
According to Fox News, this is the first meeting where nuclear issues were brought up since the death of North Korea's last leader, Kim Jong-Il, last December. His successor, Kim Jong-Un, seem to be following the footsteps of the late leader's aggressive nuclear policies, reported Fox News.