Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's Moon to Summit in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea's Moon to Summit in Pyongyang

The media certainly noticed them but it is unclear if Kim Jong-un's sister saw them.

Pence's office didn't directly address Kim's invitation to Moon. Almost 50 years ago, Kim's grandfather sent commandos to South Korea to raid the presidential office and assassinate the South Korean president.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Lester Holt on the sidelines of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Warmbier said he did not find it hard seeing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister enjoying the moment at Friday's Opening Ceremony.

Despite Pence's remarks, the current administrations in Washington and Seoul have at times adopted contrasting tones when it comes to North Korea.

"I am very confident, as President Trump is, that President Moon will continue to stand strongly with us in our extreme-pressure campaign", Pence told NBC in an interview on Friday, maintaining all options were open to deal with the crisis. The pair signed a peace declaration calling to end the armistice with a permanent treaty, but progress stalled and the two sides remain in a stalemate.

Mr Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that Mr Kim's sister verbally delivered his offer during a lunch meeting with Mr Moon at Seoul's presidential palace.

The troupe, cheered by dozens of fans as their bus pulled up under tight security before the game, have been dispatched south as part of a North Korean charm offensive after months of fiery rhetoric threatening nuclear war and provocative missile tests.

There are "three" languages in one team, she said, referring to English, South Korean and North Korean.

They expressed scepticism on the prospects for a summit, with professor Koh Yu-hwan of Dongguk University not expecting one "in the foreseeable future".

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Mr Moon is eager to use Kim Yo Jong's presence at the games to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into nuclear talks. "The North is not interested in talks on denuclearisation". A senior White House official confirmed that Moon told Pence he'd be attending the game with the North Korean delegation.

Fans roared every time a Korean got the puck on her stick, and Han Soojin almost put the team on the board with a shot from the left circle that hit the crossbar early in the first period.

Pakistani athletes were welcomed at the opening ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korean capital Pyeongchang.

History was made at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Saturday 10 February as the unified Korean women's ice hockey team took to the ice for their opening preliminary match against Switzerland.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are speaking while watching Olympic speedskaters compete, hours after Moon received a historic invitation to visit North Korea.

Sources told CNN that the sending of ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and Kim's sibling Kim Yo Jong reads as more of a symbolic act than any concrete diplomatic initiative by North Korea.

President Trump's right-hand man was at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday night to watch the opening session of short-track speedskating and, for the second evening in succession, he was unable to avoid a connection to North Korea. "The world cannot turn a blind eye to the oppression & threats of the Kim regime".

This is in line with Moon's hopes that the inter-Korean detente could lead to broader negotiations on the core challenges facing the Korean Peninsula.

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