Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence has relayed to South Korean President Moon Jae-in the U.S.’ approval of continued talks with the North Koreans, but stressed that the North would get no sanctions relief simply for continuing a dialogue.  Pence lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, over the weekend Pence added that the international community would only scale back sanctions leveled against North Korea if it takes concrete steps towards denuclearization, but said the U.S….

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Invitation to North Korea Extended to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Invitation to North Korea Extended to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been invited to North Korea in what would be the first meeting between Korean leaders since 2007.  The invitation was extended by Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during a meeting between officials from North and South Korea in Seoul today.  Today’s meeting was highest-level diplomatic encounter for the two nations in more than ten years. South Korean President Moon responding by saying that the meeting should…

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U.S. Announces Winter Olympics Delegation

U.S. Announces Winter Olympics Delegation

The White House has announced its list of delegates to attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games that are set to begin in South Korea in a little more than one week. In addition to Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence, who were already announced, the delegation to the Olympics will include the following:  House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, retired Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. diplomat in Seoul…

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