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Tensions between North, South Korea and US loom over 'Peace Olympics'

Tensions between North, South Korea and US loom over 'Peace Olympics'”

The letter accused the USA of seeking to make a preemptive military strike against North Korea, even as the country pursues diplomacy with South Korea and prepares to compete alongside its southern neighbor in the Olympic games.

"Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested any meeting", Pence said.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of South Korea, only a little over five per cent of South Koreans have said they are not willing to buy a ticket to attend the PyeongChang Winter Games.

He'll bring to the games the father of Otto Warmbier, the USA student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention.

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The U.S. delegation will witness South and North Korean athletes marching together under a common flag, displaying an undivided Korea.

Tuesday's announcement came hours before a North Korean ferry carrying a 140-member art troupe was expected to arrive in the South Korean port of Mukho after being escorted by South Korean naval vessels. He'll also be visiting Japan and South Korea.

Kim's visit comes as Seoul pins its hopes on high-level talks during the February 9-25 Games between not only the two Koreas but also the North and the United States.

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred - the USA student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention - to the opening ceremony later this week.

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"As an individual she seems to be charming and intelligent; I wouldn't have any problems with her if she and Donald Trump were not related", said Kim So-young a 32-year-old woman in Seoul.

Trump has belittled the North Korean leader as "little rocket man" and on Twitter boasted that his "nuclear button" is larger than Kim's.

Pence will also visit a memorial for 46 South Korean sailors killed in 2010 in the sinking of a warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.

Ivanka is also expected to attend some of the sporting events that U.S. athletes are competing in. It is also a fresh sign of a thaw in inter-Korean relations after months of tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.

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Trump reportedly avoided giving a direct answer while Pence himself said that he would send a message declaring the end to "the era of US strategic patience" with North Korea. The dramatic withdrawal of workers has led to the Korean military being called in to fill the void, sending 900 personnel to fill critical roles - largely centered on the checking of credentials and baggage screening.



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