North Korea has no intention to meet United States officials during Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics 2018

Tillerson said that what North Korea is receiving from the South Koreans is no more than what all the participants who are attending the Olympics are receiving, adding North Korea will be participating in the Olympics as an equal player.

This would be the first time since October 2014, when an air trip was made by a North Korean delegation.

North Korea has held a huge military parade and rally, just one day before the South hosts the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

After months of rising tension over the North's nuclear programme, South Korea's president Moon Jae-in believes the Olympics in Pyeongchang could help bring North Korea to the table for talks.

However, Pence said one day later that the US would soon unveil a grueling round of economic sanctions against North Korea in response to the development of the country's nuclear and ballistic weapons program.

Vice President Mike Pence is trying to counter North Korean "propaganda" around the Winter Olympics with his own symbolism and rhetoric, shining a spotlight on the North's nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses.

"We haven't requested a meeting with North Korea, but if I have any contact with them - in any context - over the next two days, my message will be the same as it was here today: North Korea needs to once and for all abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions", Pence said.

After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday, Pence announced that the United States will "soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever". Speculation is rife about whether he will meet with members of North Korea's official delegation on the sidelines of the games.

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"President Moon will receive the North Korean delegation and have lunch with them on February 10", Kim Eui-kyeom told journalists, without disclosing the venue for the meal.

North Korea staged a smaller-than expected military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics in what some viewed as a provocation to the West. She will be traveling to the South as part of the North's high-level delegation led by its ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam. By sending Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un may be putting the final touches on this plan.

Princess Anne is expected watch the sporting events and it is also likely as a Member of the International Olympic Committee she will hand out medals to competitors, according to the Royal Central blog.

Kim Jong-il seemed to be very fond of this daughter.

Meanwhile, Moon on Thursday held a bilateral meeting with Chinese special enjoy Han Zheng, who also serves as a member of the Standing Committee of Political Bureau of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). North Korea had previously referred to her as the first vice director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party. "Kim Jong-nam, the leader's half brother, was assassinated by apparent North Korean agents at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport in Malaysia previous year".

Highly interesting. In all probability, Kim Yo-jong is the current dictator's only full sister.

Kim Jong-I hadl fathered both Kim Jong-Un and Kim Yo-Jong with his third partner, former dancer Ko Yong-Hui. Kim Kyong Hui, however, disappeared from the public eye in 2013 when her husband was executed by Kim Jong-un on charges of plotting a coup.

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