Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's President To North Korea

Olympics unite Koreas after 65 years, but will it spark real change?

The game against Switzerland is sold out and there are rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister might attend.

Moon apparently cited the conditions necessary for an inter-Korean summit.

North Korea showcased new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) it tested a year ago and a new type of short range missile during Thursday's large military parade, analysts said on Friday.

The Japanese Prime Minister visited South Korea for the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics at the country's east county of PyeongChang.

Speaking with NBC's Lester Holt on the sidelines of the 23rd Olympic Winter Games, in PyeongChang, South Korea, Pence, who is leading the USA delegation there, made clear that the US was not ruling out military options as tensions continued to roil the Korean Peninsula.

The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, concluded its visit on Sunday after charming and intriguing the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over Pyongyang's sincerity towards improving relations.

On Thursday, he warned that the U.S. would continue to place pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

Pence said Moon updated him about the meeting he had with North Korean officials and "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea". Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.

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 should firmly keep in mind that any talks where denuclearisation is not a precondition only buy North Korea more time to complete its nuclear capabilities while they fool us with their peace offensive façade", said Chang Je-won, spokesman for the Liberty Korea Party.

UN spokesman Farhan Haq said that during the brief exchange with DPRK's president the UN Secretary-General underscored hopes that dialogue will lead to a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.



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