US Vice President in Pyeongchang Attends the Opening of the Winter Olympics

US Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Earlier Friday morning (9/2), Pence visited the 2nd South Korean Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek , 70 kilometers south of Seoul, to visit the memorial memorial for the South Korean Cheonan warship, which was drowned in a blast by North Korea. The explosion killed nearly 50 Cheonan crew

"Our goal here now is to stand together with our allies. But this is also to uphold the truth. And to understand that whatever image may come with strong Olympic background and ideals, North Korea must accept change, "Pence told reporters at a South Korean naval base before heading to the Olympic site.

North Korea must abandon its nuclear ambitions they ended the days of provocation and threat, and seriously ended his dire human rights record, Pence continued.

The Vice President of Pence also met with a number of North Korean defectors while in Pyeongtaek.

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US officials do not rule out the possibility of Pence meeting a North Korean official at this Olympics. North Korea's government media on Thursday said there was no intention on their part to hold such talks.

Pence says his team did not ask for a meeting, but if this happens, he will continue his message that North Korea should completely abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and will continue to press until the country does so. [uh]

North Korea holds a Military Parade ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea

North Korea hosts a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday (8/2), one day before the opening of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Government sources in Seoul say tens of thousands of people participated or attended the parade and gathered in Kim Il-sung Square to commemorate 70 years of military in the isolated country.

North Korea usually commemorates April 25 as the day of the first revolutionary army in the country by the regime's founder Kim Il Sung, who is also the leader's grandfather. right now, Kim Jong-un. But the government last month announced that it was due to advance on February 8, apparently in an effort to attract international attention before turning to the Olympic opening ceremony in the city of Pyeongchang on Friday.

North Korean military rallies usually feature a line of troops and a new line of weapons in their arsenal , but it is unclear whether the weapon will also be part of this Thursday's parade.

Kim Jong-un sent a large delegation to South Korea to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, including his sister, a senior member of the Workers Party ruled in North Korea, as well as 22 athletes who will march alongside their South Korean counterparts under common banner. Kim's surprise bid to send a delegate in his New Year speech was greeted vigorously by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. [uh]

Brother Leader of North Korea Will Present at the Winter Olympics

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit South Korea this week to attend the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday that Kim Yo- jong, a senior member of the ruling Labor Party in North Korea, will be part of a high-level delegation that will arrive on Friday. The delegation itself will be headed by Kim Yong Nam, head of state of North Korea's ceremonial regime.

Kim Yo-jong, believed to be in his late 20s, was promoted by Kim Jong-un last October as a rotating member of the politburo, Party decision-making body

Kim Yo-jong's arrival plan to South Korea comes as more and more North Korean entertainers arrive in South Korea to participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics.

A North Korean female cheerleading team of 229 people arrived in South Korea on Wednesday. They crossed the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas before arriving in a small town outside Pyeongchang. They are part of a 280-member delegation that includes North Korean sports ministers and a taekwondo team that will demonstrate their ability at the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Korea The North once sent cheerleading teams to sporting events where South Korea hosted them 2002, 2003 and 2005. A member of the 2005 cheerleading team will be Kim Jong-un's wife. [ab/uh]

North Korea will send high-level delegates to the Winter Olympics

Head of North Korean ceremonial state will lead the Pyongyang delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this weekend, officials said in Seoul on Sunday (4/2).

According to South Korea's Unification Ministry, North Korean Parliament Chairman Kim Yong Nam, will be accompanied by three other officials and 18 support staff. The delegation is planned to arrive on Friday for a three-day visit at the start of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

In the opening of the Olympics, the United States will be represented by Vice President Mike Pence who arrived in Seoul on Thursday (8/2) and will following a dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

This North Korean visit reflects the possibility of tension between the two Koreas after America, South Korea and Japan for months verbally attacking North Korea for conducting missile tests ballistic and nuclear internationally criticized. The two Koreas officially still fighting after the conflict on the Korean peninsula in the early 1950s ended in a ceasefire, but not a peace treaty.

Pence aides last week told reporters that the vice president would try to oppose any attempt to relax international pressure on North Korea, believed to be in the next few months, could attack Americans with nuclear-armed missiles.

Pence "is very worried" that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will disrupt the seemingly improving atmosphere surrounding the Olympics. North Korea has been a manipulator expert in the past. This is a killer country, '' said an American official. [em/ii]

South Korea and North Korea start the Winter Olympics talks

South Korea and North Korea on Monday started talks on North Korean performers at the South Korean Olympic Games next month after North Korea agreed to participate.

Last week Pyongyang agreed to send athletes, high-ranking officials, and other delegates to the Pyeongchang Olympics. This move eased tensions that have been running for months due to North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

The two sides agreed that the musical troupe would be part of the delegation. Eight officials – four from each country – began a working meeting to discuss details on the north side of the Panmunjom truce village early Monday, according to South Korea's Unification Ministry.

The two countries will also hold talks with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland On Saturday (20/1), regarding the participation of North Korean athletes in the Pyeongchang Olympics. [ds/sp]