Vancouver Summit: Is US Trying to Invoke the Ghosts of Korean War?

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Talks are still ongoing but it has since emerged they have agreed to form a combined women's ice hockey team to take part. The ministry said the two sides exchanged opinions on several issues, including the size of the North Korean athletics team, joint cultural events and use of the Masikryong ski report in North Korea.

North Korea is due to send a delegation which will consist of around 550 members including 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo fighters, to South Korea on January 25.

Pyongyang will also reportedly send a 180-member orchestra to the games, but it's closely tied to North Korean propaganda that glorifies the country's missile and nuclear programs and the government.

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday agreed to let athletes march together at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics under a unified Korea flag, Seoul's unification ministry said.

The Pyeongchang Olympics, which are officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, take place from February 9 through February 25.

"Both Koreas are primarily utilising the talks for a limited objective - arranging the participation of a North Korean delegation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics", he told CNN.

Despite the invitation, North Korea has few athletes capable of competing in the games.

Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to North Korea's proposal to hold high-level talks on Wednesday, CNN added.

Amb. Bolton offers insight on if anything will come from 20-nation gathering in Vancouver.

"We are at a very tenuous stage in terms of how far North Korea has taken their program and what we can do to convince them to take an alternative path". Tillerson said the United States and other nations are "resolute" that North Korea will never become a nuclear power.

Answering a question about whether Americans should be concerned about a war with North Korea, Tillerson warned North Korea the only path to avoid a military confrontation was talks, as the threat from the country's nuclear and missile tests remained a cause of concern.

"Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea", Trump said. They did so at the opening ceremonies of the 2000, 2004 and 2006 Olympics as well.

The two Koreas have previously sent joint teams to major global sports events twice, both in 1991.

China on Wednesday said "Cold War thinking" was behind a meeting of US allies on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat, adding that the gathering risks splitting global opinion over the issue. "It definitely affects our players".

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