Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

North Korea has sent some of the highest level officials ever to the south for these games, the result of diplomacy by Seoul that led to an agreement between the two countries - still formally at war - to participate together in the Winter Games.

In order to remind the world, especially South Koreans who may be buoyed by resumption of inter-Korean dialogue, Vice President Mike Pence arrived to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics with a living exhibit of North Korean brutality: the father of an American student who went to North Korea as a tourist and returned home in a coma from which he never awoke.

During Saturday's meeting with the North Korean visitors, Moon said an early meeting between the USA and North Korea was necessary to further the relationship between South and North Korea, urging Pyongyang to respond positively to his suggestion.

As she delivered the letter, Kim verbally stated her brother's "willingness to improve South-North Korea relations" and said he was willing to meet Moon "at the earliest date possible", the spokesman said.

Moon was heard asking the visiting delegation "I appreciate you stayed late out in the cold, are you all well?" before the talks proceeded behind closed doors.

"It didn't affect the opening ceremony", Park said. South Korean participants included senior officials Jeong Eui-yong, Jo Myong-gyoon and Im Jong-suk - the chief presidential secretary.

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Dr Petrov said the North Korean delegation to Pyeongchang meant the nation was serious about reconciliation.

The attack impacted Internet and television services at the Main Press Center, according to Yonhap News Agency.

At the opening ceremony for the Games, Mr Pence, Kim Yo-jong and Kim Yong-nam were seated in close proximity to each other. "When it comes to North Korea, nothing is apolitical", Young said.

Pyeongchang: Organisers of South Korea's Winter Olympics apologised to the Iranian team before Friday's opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones.

North Korea's decision to participate has eased tensions after months of saber rattling and missile and nuclear tests that have raised fears it's closer-than-expected to achieving its goal of developing a nuclear weapon that could reach the USA mainland. If he wants to live up to that reputation, he should stand with the oppressed people of North Korea by working with the United States to impose maximum pressure on Pyongyang. The body language of both sides shows that frosty relationship appears to be showing the first signs of a major thaw.

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