North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

The sister of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in - and appeared genuinely pleased - while they watched an elaborate show of light, sound and human performance.

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

North Korea sent 22 athletes to the Games, as well as 230 other citizens to cheer them on. Chanting "Let's tear Kim Jong-un to death!" the crowd ripped up posters of the North Korean leader and burnt images of him, as well as the North Korean flag and posters of a united Korea, until police ran in to put it out.

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, and his special envoy, was in town for numerous cultural events at the beginning of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. That pledge from Moon gave Pence the necessary assurance for the agree to engage with North Korea in post-Olympics talks, the Post reported.

It was the first time an inter-Korean team had competed at an Olympic Games.

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.

"We should firmly keep in mind that any talks where denuclearisation is not a precondition only to buy North Korea more time to complete its nuclear capabilities while they fool us with their peace offensive facade", party spokesman Chang Je-won said, according to Reuters.

The visit included an invitation for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to travel to Pyongyang for talks. It has only deepened over the years as the North closes in on the ability to field an arsenal of nukes that can hit USA cities.

He was seen avoiding direct contact with Kim Yo-jong and other members of the North Korean delegation in PyeongChang.

North Korea defends its weapons programs as essential to counter USA aggression, saying regular war drills between the United States and the South are preparations for invasion.

"She (Kim Yo Jong) is not charming, she is a dictator's sister", Laila said."She is not looking after North Korean people".

As noted in the report, South Korea suggested the union as a way to help ease tensions between the two nations.

Just days into the 2018 Winter Olympics, it is clear that it will be remembered as much for political gymnastics as sporting prowess.