Pence to North Korea: 'If you want to talk, we'll talk'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence watches the joint march by the athletes of both Koreas at the opening ceremony of the Pyeong Chang Olympics in PyeongChang Gangwon Province on Feb. 9 2018 as President Moon Jae-in claps Nort

Kim's Sister to Meet Moon After Cheering on Unified Korea Team

"Where have I seen that before?"

Sunday's demonstration was held near a theater where Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo Jong and President Moon Jae-in were going to watch a performance by Pyongyang's Samjiyon Orchestra, part of the hundreds-strong delegation the North sent down for the Olympics.

Murphy wasn't the only one to note Pence had condemned NFL players for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.

After his staged walk-out at an American football game in October, on Friday it was the turn of United States ally, South Korea, to feel the brunt of his pointed political point-scoring.

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong (left) pose at Cheong Wa Dae on Saturday.

At the time, Pence and his wife Karen were seated just in front of Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong. That pledge from Moon gave Pence the necessary assurance for the agree to engage with North Korea in post-Olympics talks, the Post reported.

Vice President Pence in a new interview published on Sunday indicated the United States would be willing to engage in talks with North Korea without preconditions as the Trump administration seeks to pressure Pyongyang to end its nuclear program.

Trump has at times questioned the objective of further talks with the North after years of negotiations by previous US administrations failed to halt the North's weapons programs.

However, South Korea's main opposition party warned that any talks between the two Koreas where the scrapping of North Korea's nuclear programme was not a precondition would only "benefit the enemy".

"As someone who competed in four Olympics and knows it isn't about you, your team, or your country, I saw the power of what it did last night", Ruggiero said.

Her visit is unquestionably significant and worth reporting, however, given that she is the first direct member of the Kim family to visit South Korea since the Korean War, the media has been fawning over her for days now, and it is absolutely maddening.

Rather than aid the administration in reminding the world that North Korea is a violent and repressive country, the media unnecessarily bolstered the message of a regime that has been threatening to destroy the US for decades.

But there was no mention of the North Korean nuclear issue or joint U.S.

Kim Yo-jong arrived at Cheong Wa Dae carrying a blue folder with a letter from her brother that bore the official North Korean emblem.

"Now is not the time to postpone US-South Korea military exercises".

"Under a strong position for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Korea will faithfully implement the global sanctions on North Korea, while also adhering to the principle of resolution through peaceful means", the statement said.

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