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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter urged Japan on March 13 to be more flexible in extending food to North Korea, claiming it would help bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

While noting the importance of cooperation between Japan and the United States, Carter said that he would like to see “more generosity from both sides to the starving people of North Korea.” Japan has been particularly reluctant to ship rice to North Korea, he told a press conference covering the U.S.-Japan Common Agenda Forum.

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