North Korea 'likely' to attend Olympics in South, says official

Federico Mansilla
Enero 9, 2018

According to the South Korean presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, Trump agreed and asked North Korea to be informed of the fact that there will be no military exercises during the two-week Winter Olympics, which will kick off in the eastern town of PyeongChang in South Korea on February 9.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the US will continue to put "maximum pressure" on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, WABC reported.

"Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time". Trump has insisted that the United States would discuss a "brighter path for North Korea" only "if its leaders cease their threats and dismantle their nuclear programme".

North Korea conducted several missile launches in 2017 despite worldwide condemnation and tough sanctions from the United Nations.

Asked at a news conference on Saturday at Camp David (Trump's country retreat in Maryland) whether he would be interested in speaking to Kim, the President said that he always believed in dialogue, reports Efe news.

He said the USA would get involved "at the appropriate time". For decades, they accurately projected the broad trajectory of North Korea's nuclear program.

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In response, Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday warning Kim about the United States' superior nuclear capabilities.

The tentative rapprochement comes after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un warned in his New Year speech that he had a nuclear button on his desk, but also said Pyongyang could send a team to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The Nuclear Posture Review serves as a guideline for US nuclear policy for the coming years. "This is not who builds the next skyscraper", Biden said. We know [Trump] inherited, as we did, an incredibly hard problem in North Korea...

Amid claims North Korea is trying to drive a wedge between the allies, South Korea's government remains adamant it will continue to closely coordinate with the USA going forward. They'd be doing no talking or it would be much more serious.

The two sides agreed to work on the details of the talks "through the exchange of documents", Baik said, adding that agenda items will be "issues related to improving inter-Korean relationships, including the Pyeongchang Olympic Games".

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