Any support given to countries in need of urgent help only demonstrates the strength of the supporter. To care and show justice for the people hurting in other countries allows the United States to show they are a dependable ally. Given the history of the political climate between the two countries only furthers my resolve that help is necessary and justified for the people of North Korea. We need to show we are agents of change and peace. The United States needs to show that we are in favor of peaceable relations.
I do not think that the United States is obligated to help North Korea. Most importantly, I do not think that the country would even accept the help. The government wants their people to believe that they can handle everything, and they wouldn't let foreign aid in anyway to help the citizens.
Like the parable of the serpent that eventually bites the person who rescued it, North Korea will not appreciate any aid from the US in its time of need. They will take advantage of the offer to help and continue their effort to destroy the US. The recent tragedy does not change their hatred for the US.
North Korea is experiencing a “major and complex disaster,” the Red Cross has warned, after floods killed scores of people and left tens of thousands in need of urgent help. Controversially, I do not feel the United States should offer to help. Kim Jong Yun does not help himself, so we should not help him.