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Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Cancelled

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The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

From: www.npr.org

North Korea canceled planned meeting with US Vice President, Mike Pence 

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US Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. Pence led the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, amid dramatic speculation that the United States and North Korea might finally sit down to talk. On Tuesday, the vice president's office said that North Korea had "dangled a meeting" with Pence in hopes that doing so would entice Pence to ease up on the North.  Pence's office suggested that North Korea later bailed on the meeting because it became clear that Pence would hold firm on the U.S. stance if a meeting did occur. And the State Department said that while Pence was willing to meet, he would have used the opportunity to "drive home the necessity of North Korea abandoning its illicit ballistic missile and nuclear programs." "We regret their failure to seize this opportunity," said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, said that the planned meeting - first reported by The Washington Post - would have included an "uncompromising message" delivered by Pence about the "maximum pressure campaign" the Trump administration is waging to try to deter North Korea from proceeding with its nuclear program. "Perhaps that's why they walked away from a meeting, or perhaps they were never sincere about sitting down," Ayers said. Kim Jong-un's family tree North Korea had sent athletes to compete at the games along with a delegation including its nominal head of state and Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong. But while U.S. officials had left open the possibility that Pence could potentially meet with the North Koreans during the visit, they had emphasised that no such meeting was expected. North Korea had no immediate response to the news out of Washington. But North Korean officials had said previously that they had no interest or intention of meeting with Pence in Pyeongchang during the games.

Mike Pence was scheduled to meet Kim Jong Un's sister, North Koreans cancelled meeting 'at last minute'

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US VP Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans cancelled at the last minute,

From: www.dnaindia.com

North Korea canceled planned meeting with U.S. VP Pence: Pence's office

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

From: feeds.reuters.com

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the North Koreans had been the most highly [...]

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Added: 19.02.2018 12:39 | 0 views | 0 comments


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. An Olympic-driven thaw in relations between Kim Jong Un's nuclear armed North Korean regime and South Korea has raised speculation that direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could be on the horizon after months of sharp tension and heated rhetoric.

From: www.yahoo.com

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Added: 19.02.2018 7:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks. An Olympic-driven thaw in relations between Kim Jong Un's nuclear armed North Korean regime and South Korea has raised speculation that direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang could be on the horizon after months of sharp tension and heated rhetoric.

From: www.yahoo.com

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