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Olympics: Joint Korea women's hockey team debuts to raucous crowd

12 Febrero 2018, 02:16 | Gerardo Tarin

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

Amid Olympic Détente, Pence Snubs North Koreans In Visit To Pyeongchang

Other members of the North's high-level delegation will be present for the concert, including the North's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam.

The visit of the delegation, which included North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong, intrigued many in South Korea.

In the course of what CNN informed its viewers and readers was a gold-medal-winning diplomatic performance, Kim Yo-jong, the USA -sanctioned sister of Kim Jong-un, signed a guest book belonging to South Korea's president Moon Jae-in.

North Korea has made clear that it does not intend to negotiate away its nuclear and missile programs in return for relief from global sanctions.

When asked about Pence's remarks to the Washington Post of a possible diplomatic opening between the two countries, the source said North Korea remains skeptical given that he appears to have spoken on his own, without co-ordination from the White House and State Department.

Showing a flair for the dramatic, Kim Yo Jong carried a blue folder with a personal letter from her brother, carefully placing it on a table where the delegation sat across from Moon and his aides.

Now engaged in an on-going tiff with the U.S. over its repeated missile tests and nuclear tests, North Korea has been depicted by the United States and global media as a nation that is overly repressed by its Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. Kim Yo Jong, 28, is the first member of the ruling Kim family bearing the bloodline of the sacred Mount Paektu, a centerpiece of the North's idolisation and propaganda campaign, to cross the border into the South since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Others, such as 23-year-old Yoon Jun-young, were angry that that North Korea's participation on the worldwide sporting stage had come without any political concessions.

South Korea is "clearly a democracy".

The combined team must field at least three North Korean players each game out of a total of 22, according to an agreement with the International Olympic Committee.

It was unwelcome because by then Mr. Kim, by playing the reasonable, cooperative, misunderstood strongman, had already hoodwinked Moon Jae-in, South Korea's hopelessly naïve, foolish and liberal president.

"This is the first time Mike Pence has been accused of being a snob", said an aide to the vice president, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the North Korean reports.

Athletes from North and South Korea, technically still at war, marched together at the opening ceremony and have fielded a unified women's ice hockey team, the first time an inter-Korean team has competed at any Olympic Games. United States Vice-President Mike Pence was also present and led the U.S. delegation. "They have people hungry in North Korea". It warned against agreeing to talks before North Korea scrapped its nuclear program, saying it would only "benefit the enemy". The article reiterated that the North's decision to send delegates to the South had nothing to do with an attempt to approach the United States for talks.



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