WASHINGTON: North Korea has rejected American food shipments and asked aid groups to leave the country by the end of the month, the United States and a leading aid agency said, in another sign of tensions as Pyongyang plans a rocket launching that Washington sees as cover for a long-range missile test.Kim Jong Il wants cold hard cash...not food stocks. The benefit of taking foreign food aid and passing it onto his military is minimal since he already steals the food out of the common citizens' mouth to feed them at present.
A U.S. State Department spokesman, Robert Wood, said in Washington on Tuesday that the North gave no reason for refusing U.S. food aid. North Korea faces chronic food shortages and has relied on outside aid to help feed its 24 million people since famine reportedly killed as many as two million in the 1990s.
You can't buy rocket fuel with a can of SPAM. Besides, he knows that if he waits a bit, he'll get a strongly worded letter from the United Nations, and an appeasement gift of whatever he requests from the current US president in exchange for a double promise handshake not to continue with the development of nuclear weapons.