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North Korean team attend Winter Olympics welcome ceremony in Pyeongchang

North Korean team attend Winter Olympics welcome ceremony in Pyeongchang”

North Korea is sending a large delegation to the Games that includes athletes, cheerleaders, a member of the country's popular girl band Moranbong and even Kim Jong Un's sister.

Hong, the analyst, said Kim Yo Jong's presence would give North Korea a better opportunity to win South Korean help in reaching out to the United States.

Kim Yo-jong is also one of the many high-level North Korean officials facing sanctions from the USA - but she should be able to travel to the games since she isn't internationally blacklisted.

Tensions soared past year as the North carried out multiple weapons tests, including intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland, and by far its most powerful nuclear test to date.

This rhetoric playing out only days before Friday's opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics, where North and South Korean athletes will march under one flag and compete on a joint women's ice hockey team.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

Kim Yo-jong will be the first member of the Kim family to cross the border into South Korea.

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Speaking in Tokyo on his way to South Korea, which is hosting the Games over the next three weeks, Pence said he would soon announce the stepped-up sanctions in an effort to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.

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"President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested any meetings".

The almost identical comments by Pence and Tillerson expressing openness to a meeting with the North Koreans appeared deliberate and coordinated.

More recently, Trump has softened his approach, telling South Korean President Moon Jae-in on a recent phone call of "his openness to holding talks between the US and North Korea at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances", according to the White House.

Kim's presence, alongside Kim Yong Nam (no relation), the 90-year-old ceremonial head of state in North Korea, will raise hopes for a potential breakthrough in relations with the US.

In reality, top Trump officials have stressed that time is running out for any peaceful end to the risky confrontation with North Korea.

South Korea accepting North Korea's offer to send its artists to the games by sea has triggered debate in the South, where conservatives saw the move as a sure-fire sign that the North is trying to use the Olympics to ease pressure against the country. His personal guest at the Olympics will be Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died previous year after being imprisoned in North Korea.

Dismissing criticism about such a military event on the eve of the start of the Olympics south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the North's state media said the scheduling had nothing to do with the global sports festival.

But the January 31 trip wasn't official until less than two hours before the chartered Asiana Airlines flight carrying the South Korean skiers took off for the North's Kalma Airport.

He added that Mr Moon will hold a luncheon with the North Korean delegates on Saturday.



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