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US open to North Korean humanitarian assistance: UN envoy

Thomas-Greenfield says Washington wants to deepen 'unofficial ties' with Taiwan

NEW YORK -- The U.S. is open to offering humanitarian assistance to North Korea, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Thursday, signaling Washington's willingness to revive dialogue with Pyongyang.

"We're open to considering additional ways to facilitate humanitarian assistance, going forward as quickly as possible," Thomas-Greenfield told reporters in a telephone interview.

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