Trump, Kim Jong-un impersonators attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony

In this image made from video by North Korea's KRT a military parade is held in Pyongyang North Korea Thursday Feb. 8 2018. North Korea held the military parade and rally on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday just one day before South Korea hosts the ope

At Friday's opening ceremony, for example, Moon shook hands with Jong, as Pence, sitting merely feet away, looked stone faced, never acknowledging the North Korean delegation.

During the 2000s, the two countries' athletes marched together at the opening and closing ceremonies of several global sporting events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics. They entered behind a white flag emblazoned with a map of the Korean peninsula.

The games have not reduced the US -led global pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and long-range missile program that is threatening America and the world.

"We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games", he said in Japan earlier this week. During the parade of nations, they stood only for the USA team.

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea, looking to push the US ally to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics.

"We're going to continue to put all the pressure to bear economically and diplomatically, while preserving all of our military options to see that that happens", Pence told NBC News' Lester Holt, according to a brief excerpt of the interview shown on NBC's "Today" show Friday morning.

Meanwhile, defense experts who analyzed Thursday's military parade in North Korea say it appears the country has a shortage of vehicles used for launching intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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In a landmark visit, a high-level North Korean delegation, including leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister has arrived in South Korea in the face of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

A delegation from North Korea marched into the stadium with athletes from South Korea.

Fred Warmbier attended the opening ceremony as the vice president's guest.

"That's a very unusual time if in fact he is trying to show a warming to a country that he has attacked repeatedly as an American puppet", said the U.S. defence chief, who is to head next to Brussels and Munich.

The team took to the ice for the first time on Saturday, losing to Switzerland but winning over the crowd as North Korean cheerleaders and South Korean fans roared the players on.

The UN general assembly also regularly passes an Olympic Truce for the duration of Olympics, and an Olympic refugee team competed at the 2016 Games.

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