United States suggests North Korean talks without preconditions

by Antonio Miles February 16, 2018, 4:48
United States suggests North Korean talks without preconditions

The Vice President was seated mere feet away from the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo-jong.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, back in Washington after attending the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, said the United States, South Korea and Japan were in complete agreement on isolating North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.

"Kim Jong-un warmly congratulated the orchestra upon its successes by conveying the warm mind of the people in the North, who are hoping for the successful Winter Olympics and national reconciliation", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

The International Olympics Committee will foot the bill for 22 North Korean athletes also in South Korea. The possible response to this can well be imagined.

The South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command says there's no change in the U.S. position on the drills.

The world can't be sanguine yet about the prospect of peace talks between the Koreas.

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With the players warming up on the ice, fans around the cheerleaders' section turned their attention to the North Koreans instead, taking photos and selfies with them in the background.

The South and North Exchange Cooperation Promotion Council agreed on Wednesday to use $2.64 million in South Korean government funds to pay for the North's expenses while in Pyeongchang. During the weekend, my tour guide Cindy told me she was upset with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for welcoming such a large contingent from the North, including Kim's sister.

Most of the North Koreans stayed at luxury hotels in Seoul and near the Olympics venue almost throughout their visit, including the five-star Grand Walkerhill in western Seoul that has previously hosted celebrities including Paris Hilton and Michael Jackson.

North Korea conducted dozens of missile launches and its sixth and largest nuclear test in defiance of UN resolutions in pursuit of developing a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the United States a year ago.

South Korean media closely documented every move and gesture of the North Korean leader's younger sister, commenting on everything from the purse she carried to her writing style in a message she left in the presidential palace guest book.

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