Word of Ri Yong Ho's visit to the forum at Syracuse University comes on the heels of a breakthrough agreement that will provide much-needed U.S. food aid to North Korea in exchange for a rollback of its nuclear programs.
Here are five key questions on the link between food and nuclear weapons in North Korea.
North Korea agreed to suspend nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment, and allow in international inspectors, according to the US State Department. The US will provide food aid.
North Korea issued more heated rhetoric denouncing the annual US-South Korea military drills that started today.
Talks today between North Korea and the US could provide insight to whether North Korea's new government is ready for change.
North Korea commemorated Kim Jong-il with parade, dancing, and pledges of loyalty to his son. But as usual, Kim Jong-un remained silent.
North Korea's claim on Friday adds to a growing portrayal of late leader Kim Jong-il's son as a confident military commander.
Kim Jong-un's brother reportedly wonders how long North Korea's Kim Jong-un can last – or how much say he will have over his own destiny, let alone that of his people.
North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, is accusing the United States of politicizing food aid by linking it to a long-standing demand that North Korea halt its nuclear program.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan said, the South was 'open to dialogue with North Korea.'