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If looks could kill: Kim Yo-jong and her thousand yard stare

If looks could kill: Kim Yo-jong and her thousand yard stare”

Pence, who was in South Korea for the Olympics, has said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea.

Mattis says the North's decision to hold a recent military parade that highlighted its ballistic missiles confuses any messages of thawing tensions on the peninsula.

North Korea's participation in the Olympics has already allowed Kim Jong-un to undermine President Donald Trump's pressure campaign, with some sanctions suspended temporarily until the event ends.

Moon spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said Saturday that Moon told Kim Yo Jong that the North and South should continue to build conditions for a summit.

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, in an interview aboard Air Force Two on the way home from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, told me that in his two substantive conversations with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his trip, the United States and South Korea agreed on terms for further engagement with North Korea - first by the South Koreans and potentially with the United States soon thereafter.

The gesture sought to further exploit divisions between the US and South Korea, which differ on the best way to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons.

The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South, concluded its visit later the same day having charmed and intrigued the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over the North's sincerity towards improving relations.

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

Moon replied: "Our meeting was precious".

Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, also attended the lunch meeting.

The question now is whether the US and South Korea can stay united in keeping up the pressure on North Korea just as sanctions limiting export revenue and curbing fuel imports start to bite. White House officials stressed that Pence had applauded only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president's refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts.

She admitted to participating in the bombing and said it was personally ordered by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, father of the bastard child and current dictator Kim Jong-un.

The conservative Dong-A Ilbo warned that South Korea may lose the trust of the United States and Japan as it courts North Korea for talks, and that the North, knowing that Seoul and Washington plan to resume war games in March, "may deploy a strategy of using the Moon Jae-in government as a shield from the United States". "Her being here is not that bad, but I feel North Korea has shown up to the Olympics without paying", Yoon told CNN during Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team. It provides a real fix to the break between Washington and Seoul. The question now is whether he can persuade the North Koreans, his own people and Washington to back his play. A big one could be a demand to cease the U.S.

The North's presence has dominated the headlines in the early days of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

"It seems clear", he said, "that the countries have entered a phase of restoring a regular level of contact".



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