'Trump' And 'Kim' Thrown Out Of Opening Ceremony

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's sister, making an unprecedented visit to South Korean soil, will now likely attend the same opening ceremony as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who's vowing toughest-ever sanctions on the North.

"We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of "Russian fingerprints" in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea", Russia's foreign ministry said.

Pence said Friday that the US would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program.

But North Korea has a habit of not letting itself be ignored when it comes to its southern rival.

It's still unclear whether Saturday's event could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas. Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, personally delivered the message as she was in Seoul for the Winter Olympics.

Moon has already put a summit offer on the table. These statements are in keeping with previous statements made by Moon starting at his swearing in ceremony, where he said he'd travel to Pyongyang "under the right conditions", adding that "for peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do".

Not at all have been cheered by the talks.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (L) greets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (C) as North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam (R) looks on before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on February 10, 2018. "The families are well connected and intensely loyal to the Kim family regime".

South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently.

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As First Vice-Director of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, Kim has been an increasingly prominent figure in North Korea's leadership and is considered one of the few people who has earned her brother's absolute trust. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991.

The ersatz Kim, who is based in Hong Kong, also expressed hope that "the real Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un could also get on and not start World War Three". Athletes from North and South paraded together during Friday night's ceremony in the same white parkas, marching under a single "unification flag" depicting an undivided peninsula.

Members of the delegations exchanged greetings during Friday's openg cerermony.

Aides did not immediately say whether the invitation was discussed as the two sat next to each other viewing several race heats Saturday.

"Overall it's good, but the timing is bad", said Lee. The North also past year conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. -South Korea relationship. Behind the scenes, Pence was working hard to preserve at least the basic framework of unity in the alliance.

Moon's government is clearly more optimistic than the Trump administration about the potential for the Koreas' cooperation at the Olympics to create the groundwork for substantial discussions.

The primetime opening ceremony hosted by Mike Tirico and Katie Couric brought in a 16.9 overnight rating, according to the network. It was built in the 1960s as a luxury facility for US troops stationed in the South.

North Korean supporters cheer during the preliminary round of the women's hockey game between Switzerland and the united Korean team.

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