Kim Jong-Un Impersonator Meets North Korean Cheerleaders At Olympics

Galtero Lara
Febrero 15, 2018

What does the USA make of the North's overtures?

Mr. Kim gave instructions for measures aimed at more inter-Korean engagement after his younger sister Kim Yo-jong led a three-day visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, state media reported on Tuesday. Necks craned and mobile phones were held aloft to catch a glimpse. The only video KCTV has broadcast video was of them leaving Pyeongchang and arriving back in North Korea.

She was treated to four banquets with senior officials, including a formal lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in his official residence, the Blue House.

The invitation could be a ploy by the North, or a path to peace and maybe unification. Has anyone in the gaga US media double-checked this? -South Korea alliance. It could diffuse the threat of nuclear war or, perhaps, deepen it. Moon didn't immediately accept, saying the conditions need to be right and the North needs to engage with the U.S.as well. The minister said US$930 of the budget will go towards transportation costs.

The source said that in early 2013, then Chinese Communist Party high-ranking official Zhou Yongkang secretly informed Kim Jong Un about the meeting. Still, observers say he has to plan carefully. "What do you think I'm going to do?" According to Pence on February 10, "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea".

But Korea finally took a step forward Wednesday. The U.S. would continue isolating the North until it complied. They're doing their best to appease the North to prevent any incident in PyeongChang.

The United States believes North Korea, which has sent a team to the Games, is using the event for crude propaganda, and US officials say Pence is going there to try to counter that.

Is Pyongyang interested in talking to Washington?

More recently, Vice President Pence himself has ratcheted up tensions between the two nations, telling reporters at a missile defense facility in Tokyo that he would be "telling the truth about North Korea at every stop" on his way to South Korea.

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"The US also sees inter-Korean dialogue positively and expressed willingness to have dialogue with the North", Moon said, according to his office. Plus, Washington has not ruled out a military strike of some kind.

As with North Korean media over the weekend, KCNA again made no mention of the summit offer made to Moon.

After several missile and nuclear tests, North Korea, an unpredictable state, may have a nuclear weapon that could reach as far as the United States.

"We don't expect a medal, just [that] we can improve and challenge ourselves", Ryom said.

Defectors from the North, like Choi Jung-hoon, are among Kim's fiercest critics.

"We'll be ensuring that whatever cooperation that's existing between North and South Korea today on Olympic teams does not cloud the reality of a regime that must continue to be isolated by the world community", he said.

The funding for the North Korean athletes and cheerleaders is the highest ever.

The North Korean pair originally qualified for the Winter Olympics in September, but North Korea's National Olympic Committee (NOC) missed the deadline to register them for the games.

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