South Korea President Invites North Korea To 2018 Winter Olympics

Claudine Rigal
Juin 26, 2017

"If North Korean athletes participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics, I think it would greatly contribute in realizing Olympic values, which are about bringing humanity together and promoting world peace", said Moon.

The tensions between North Korea and the U.S. show no signs of calming down and Trump has condemned the country several times for their military displays.

Park also called on North Korean citizens to defect en masse. But marathon talks between officials of the two sides avoided a full-blown military confrontation.

That stance, in turn, led Seoul to reconsider its plans for dialogue and shift toward a more adversarial relationship with North Korea. Not anymore as the governing body, based in South Korea, has taken a key decision this week.

The National Intelligence Service was tasked with developing the strategy.

Although details of the actual plan are sketchy, the options included Kim's retirement, political exile or even assassination, the source said.

11am The new USA ambassador to China Terry Branstad has said that stopping the threat posed by North Korea will be a top priority.

The report notes that the plotters considered arranging accidents, with a auto accident or the derailment of a train carrying Kim Jong-un on the table. He has also said that North Korea must be pressured in order them to abandon their nuclear program.

The man bangs his fist on the desk as titles appear, reading: "NK SSA (North Korean State Security Agent) keeps asking if she had relationships with Chinese men and she keeps denying".

Citing a World Taekwondo official, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday that the North's representative Chang, while in Muju, had expressed misgivings about forming a joint Korean team due to the time crunch.

Hong said that Moon "initially appeared to walk a tightrope between China and the United States" but was forced back to "the U.S. orbit" under enormous pressure from his conservative political opponents.

Chang also ruled out the possibility of using venues in the North to co-host the February 9-25 Winter Games and dismissed the notion that a unified team would help improve ties by saying: "The Olympics should not be used for a political aim".

A leadership change did take place, but it occurred in South Korea, when Park was impeached in a corruption scandal.

The Rodong Sinmun editorial suggested that Seoul turn the tables on Washington, its most powerful ally, in suggesting: "If South Korea truly wants to improve the Korean ties and seek peace, it should stop picking on our nuclear deterrent force and stand against the US's plot for first nuclear strike on the North".

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