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Fred Warmbier: North Korea 'not really participating' in Winter Olympics

Fred Warmbier: North Korea 'not really participating' in Winter Olympics Fred Warmbier: North Korea 'not really participating' in Winter Olympics
Noah Ferguson | 11 February, 2018, 07:32

Earlier on Saturday, the Olympic diplomacy seemed to yield an early dividend as Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un's sister and trusted adviser, met with Moon at the presidential Blue House in Seoul in the highest-level contact between the two Koreas in years. "The president said it was not appropriate for the prime minister to directly mention the issue".

Kim Yo Jong made the comments on Saturday during a luncheon hosted by Moon at Seoul's presidential palace where she delivered her brother's invitation for a summit meeting in Pyongyang. After Park was impeached, Moon was elected partially on the promise of reviving the Sunshine Policy.

It is the first time in around a decade for a South Korean president to hold formal talks with high-ranking North Korean officials.

Among the spectators of the eye-catching game were Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, who led a high-level delegation to South Korea for the Games.

"Kim Jong-un couldn't travel himself, he would have loved to do that, but he would have an arrest warrant in South Korea", Dr Petrov said.

Moon shook hands with the 2 at the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday evening. Instead of eating with Moon and the other dignitaries, Pence ate with the American athletes.

"The South and North shared an understanding that they should continue the positive mood for peace and reconciliation created by the Pyeongchang Olympics and should promote inter-Korean dialogue, exchanges and cooperation", Moon's office said of the cooperation in a statement. Those photos quickly went viral.

North Korea has dispatched athletes, performers and diplomatic delegates to the South after months of prevaricating as to whether it would even participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Jarrod Agen, the vice president's spokesman, on Saturday tweeted a recap of Pence's visit so far. North Korea considers the drills a major threat to its national security, saying they may be used to hide a build-up for an invasion.

Some North Korean experts believe tough United Nations sanctions that are cutting off most of the isolated North's sources of revenue have added pressure on Pyongyang to engage further with Seoul. Pyongyang has repeatedly said it needs a deterrent to stop the United States attacking it.

Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test past year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States.

However, few officials have said this in quite the colorful language that Trump has used. She arrived here Friday as part of a delegation to the Olympics. They did not find out that the North Koreans were joining them until mid-January, when the rest of the world also heard the news.

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