Franklin Graham Visits N. Korea to Deliver Aid

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Franklin Graham arrived in North Korea Tuesday to deliver food and other aid to the impoverished communist nation.
Graham is the head of the Christian relief ministry Samaritan's Purse.

He will be meeting with North Korean officials to discuss a new dental center in Pyongyang and he'll visit a hospital that Samaritan's Purse helps support.
The Samaritan's Purse ministry has sent more than $10 million in aid to North Korea since 1997.
Graham is the first high-profile representative of a non-government organization to visit the country after North Korea shut down a food distribution program earlier this year.
In March, North Korea ordered workers from five U.S. aid organizations to leave the country.
North Korea is currently being ostracized by the international community for its pursuit of nuclear weapons. On Monday, it test-fired several short-range missiles.

According to Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency, Graham said he hoped his visit would "play the role of a bridge for better relations" between the U.S. and North Korea.

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