Kim Jong Un's sister to make historic visit to South for Olympics

Kim Jong Un's sister to make historic visit to South for Olympics

US and senior North Korean officials say US vice-president Mike Pence and Northy Korea's Kim Jong-un's younger sister Kim Yo-jong have 'no intention' of meeting each other at the Winter Olympics - even though Mike Pence and Kim Yo-jong will be seated just metres apart at the opening ceremony, a report in The Guardian on Thursday said.

A photo in the exhibition shows the North Korean leader's father, Kim Jong Il, as a bare-footed six-year-old wearing shorts and sitting on the villa's steps next to a Soviet Army commander's son.

Before departing for South Korea, he announced the U.S. would unveil in the coming days "the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever".

"We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and threaten the wider region", Pence said today after meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The official logo is a representation of the intertwining of countries and cultures that occurs at the Olympics.

Trump has said he hopes "something good" can come from North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Games, but his advisers see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's embrace of the Games as a facade of international goodwill and cooperation.

"I will not make the mistake to try to interfere in the seating of the host country and organizing committee".

In this image taken from video footage, North Korean military personnel salute as they lay flowers in front of giant statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has correctly stopped handing out little "challenge coins" from his office - symbolic tokens that officers in our armed forces give to troops.

But despite North and South Korea marching under the same flag at the Winter Olympics, only one set of athletes will walk away with a shiny new smartphone.

Mr Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance towards Pyongyang and warning against North Korean "propaganda" efforts at the games. It allowed North Korea to use a 9,700-ton ferry to transport more than 100 artists to perform at the Olympics and says it's considering whether to accept the North's request to supply fuel for the ship.

"However, I wish such willingness will not disappear simultaneously with the end of the Olympics", the German president said, urging North Korea to continue sending signals of its willingness to talk.

"We have never begged for dialogue with the US and will never do so", he said. But Watt said his troops try to also remind visitors that while tense, the current situation is better than the horrors of the Korean War.

South Korean skaters train alongside North Korea's Jong Kwang-bom in a joint training session Thursday. "This would be a recipe for disaster".

The North also formed a group of male cheerleaders in their 40s and 50s for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The parade was also shorter and featured fewer missiles than the previous one, which was held in April last year and unveiled five new kinds of missiles - surprising analysts and generating headlines worldwide.

A spokesman for the Blue House declined to comment.

According to professor Robert Kelly of Busan University, Pyongyang's decision to hold the parade earlier is politically motivated.

Unless they finish on the winner's podium, the North Korean athletes will likely be leaving South Korea empty-handed.

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