N. Korean leader offers to meet S. Korean president

N. Korean leader offers to meet S. Korean president

N. Korean leader offers to meet S. Korean president

She earlier declined to speculate on the cause and said she did not want to call it a cyber attack.

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a personal letter to South Korea's president, inviting him to a summit in Pyongyang.

Kim Yo Jong, who is representing her brother at the Games, shook hands with Moon and stood with a smile on her face as Korean athletes marched together under a joint flag.

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife were seated beside the Moons and next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife.

Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures.

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The North Korean taekwondo athletes arrived South this week and performed at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games opening ceremony on Friday as part of four performances during their nine-day trip.

The ex-North Korean officer says members of the delegation will also be expected to inform on each other.

Moon and President Donald Trump have said they'd be willing to meet with the North Korean leader under the right conditions.

North and South Korea may be bitterly divided, but at the Olympics, they are anything but. "We are now investigating the cause and will share further information as we have more details", Sung Baik-you, POCOG spokesperson, said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam to engage in dialogue on ending the nuclear crisis during a brief exchange in South Korea, a UN spokesman said.

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Moon took a commemorative photo with the North Korean guests prior to their talks.

Pence had said all week that if he met with the North Koreans, he would deliver a tough message.

But by the time the Opening Ceremony began on February 9, the 35,000-seat Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang was packed with spectators.

Any meeting would be a landmark moment not only for the two nations, but for Moon Jae-in, who rose to power a year ago on a policy of engaging more with the North in an attempt to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. In January 1968, Kim Yo-jong's grandfather, founding North Korean president Kim Il Sung, sent a squad of North Korean commandos to Seoul who tried unsuccessfully to kill then-president Park Chung-hee. "That's the team he's going to be cheering for all Olympics".

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