Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution

Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution

Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, was in the south for the Winter Olympics amid a recent detente between the two neighbors, despite escalating tensions over the North's weapons program past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington.

Lee's meeting with the members of North Korean delegation, including ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam, will take place at the Grand Walkerhill hotel in Seoul, according to Yonhap news agency.

Pence, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force Two after attending the opening ceremony of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, said that he and President Moon Jae-in "continue to stand strong" and coordinate efforts against the North.

Chang Je-won, a spokesman for Liberty Korea Party, said: "We should firmly keep in mind 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 facade". The parties have also reiterated their desire to boost cooperation and dialogue between Pyongyang and Seoul.

The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong, said Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. Some burned North Korean flags and photos of Kim Jong Un at the rally.

As it turned out, with the two Koreas celebrating a moment of unity, the United States was left outmaneuvered by an adversary and out of step with an ally.

Among the crowd was a large number of North Korea's all-female "Army of Beauties" cheer squad, known for their tightly choreographed moves and chants.

During their meeting President Moon was pictured smiling and shaking hands with Kim Yo Jong.

That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Pence with pleasantries, he would have responded in kind.

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The North Koreans have invited Moon to visit Pyongyang in what would be the third inter-Korean summit talks since their 1945 division.

The charity's statement comes after the joint Korean women's ice hockey team and the pro-unification flag show.

Speaking to NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday, the vice president continued to stress that the USA would protect itself from North Korean nuclear threats by taking whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland".

The two are easily confused, but there is a world of difference between them: Pyongyang is the capital of nuclear-armed North Korea, while Pyeongchang is the South Korean region hosting the Winter Olympics. Looking confident and relaxed, she had a brief meeting with South Korean officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, before being whisked away in a black limousine and catching the high-speed train to Pyeongchang.

But US Vice President Mike Pence, who was seated in the same box at the opening ceremony, did not interact with the North Koreans at any point, US officials said.

The Koreans are rank outsiders in the tournament for which they only qualified by virtue of being the host nation and are likely to suffer defeat against the Swiss.

One telling incident came early.

Pence's tweeted day-after position: 'The U.S. will not allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage'. The North's political delegation was set to leave Sunday. That, predictably, was the image that North Korea's main newspaper put on its front pages.

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