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Pence: 'No daylight' between U.S., allies on North Korea

Pence: 'No daylight' between U.S., allies on North Korea

The men, who were impersonating Trump and Kim Jong-un attended the opening ceremony.

Internet difficulties during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea have prompted officials to investigate the possibility of a cyberattack.

Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to United States officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang.

The delegation will return to North Korea on Sunday.

North Korea has been accused of involvement in a number of cyber incidents, including WannaCry - although it has slammed that accusation as "absurd". "I feel really good and touched", he said. Also on the squad is goalkeeper Genny Kim Knowles - a 17-year-old who is a native of Vancouver but who plays hockey for her high school in Lawrenceville, N.J. Just a few days later, she is the face of North Korea at PyeongChang. The squad is the centrepiece of the South Korean president Moon Jae-in's push to brand the games as the "peace Olympics" and his goal of increasing exchanges between the two neighbours - technically still in conflict since the end of the 1950-53 Korean war.

Vice President Pence, who led the US delegation to the Olympics and sat nearby Kim Jong Un's sister during the opening ceremony emphasized that for dialogue to take place with North Korea it must commit to taking nuclear weapons out of use.

It was not immediately reported whether Ms Kim would attend the evening match against Switzerland.

"I hope the president will put a footprint in history that will be long remembered by the future generation by playing a leading role in opening a new era of unification", she added, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

No matter the final score. But the verbal message to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un, delivered by his visiting little sister, Kim Yo Jong, is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics. The North Korean delegation sat a row behind Pence.

That is some of the advice Kim Young-soo, a professor at Sogang University in Seoul, gave staff at the hotel. Kim Jong Un and Kim Yo Jong have the same mother, Ko Yong Hui.

As well as the North Korean leader's sibling, Moon met the elderly Kim Yong Nam, the North's ceremonial head of state, during the appointment at the Blue House.

"Kim Yo Jong's power exists because of proximity to the leader himself".

The last inter-Korean summit was held almost two decades ago. Normally dressed in blazing red, they paraded in wearing grey and white jackets and seemed - uncommonly for that delegation - quite sedate. "It was a process that was decided over a year ago, how it would be decided", she told Reuters.

Couric pointed out Vice President Mike Pence was sitting in the same dignitary box with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The authorities have launched an investigation into an incident in which it seems some systems malfunctioned just 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

"Kim Yo Jong is the ideal counterpart to this", Hwang said.

"I leave here very confident that we are going to continue to do the things we know have to be done to continue to pressure North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions", Pence said. She wanted them to know she was happy they were going, she told them, even as she anxious they might not make it home.