22 Oct 2020

North Korea has history of exploiting aid - ex-diplomat

From Morning Report, 8:30 am on 22 October 2020

A retired US Diplomat says North Korea has a long history of exploiting humanitarian aid.

Earlier this week members of the New Zealand-DPRK Friendship Society had their homes raided by police after they made a donation to the North Korea Red Cross Society.

They were told the money was used to buy PPE but retired US Diplomant, Ford Hart, says there is no real way to verify where money is spent in the totalitarian state.

Hart was a Special Envoy for the Six Party Talks which aimed to find a peaceful resolution to the North Korea nuclear weapons programme.

He speaks to Corin Dann.