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Seoul proposes January 15 talks on North Korea's attendance in PyeongChang

Alejandro Castrejon | Enero 14, 2018, 14:52

"The president has had ample opportunity to educate and humble himself to the grave responsibilities of his office". They're having talks with North Korea.

The Olympic Truce epitomizes a bridge from the old and wise tradition to the most compelling purpose of the United Nations - the maintenance of international peace and security.

He gave his assessment of the threats facing Seoul and Washington amid reports, including in The Wall Street Journal, that despite an apparent easing in tensions after this week's talks between North and South Korea for the first time in two years, the Trump administration is still teetering between launching a pre-emptive strike on Pyongyang over its pursuit of nuclear weapons or holding out for diplomacy.

"The South also delivered a document presenting its position regarding the North's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics and matters on cultural events", the email added.

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"We have certainly problems with North Korea", Trump said at a news conference.

Transporting the delegation by ship, for example, would violate unilateral sanctions adopted by South Korea that ban any ship that visited a port in the North from entering South Korea for one year.

"These two things are being talked about", the source said when asked about a possible joint parade and ice hockey team.

"When Ri Son Gwon expressed during the meeting's opening statements his wish to make public the entire contents of the talks, he was trying to overtly display a 'oneness' of the two nations".

With North Korea set to join next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul appears to be struggling with how to accommodate a large-scale delegation of North Korean officials and athletes without violating multi-layered sanctions against Pyongyang. While Chun was present at Tuesday's meeting, the delegation was led by South Korea's Minister of Unification Cho Myoung-gyon.

The decision, announced on Tuesday, goes beyond the two that have qualified to compete in the games. Throughout their history, North Korea has consistently boasted of their "independence" in the face of South Korea's 'dependence' on the United States. "If it had a 500kg warhead - which is what we think it would need to have nuclear capability - it probably would not reach the capital".

North Korea also restored a military hotline on the western coast of the peninsula immediately following the talks.

"Hopefully, it will lead to success for the world, not just for our country, but for the world".

"To have a summit, some conditions must be established", he said.

According to the White House, Moon briefed Trump on the outcome of the inter-Korean talks that took place on Tuesday for the first time in two years.

The latest discrepancy between the readouts of Trump and Moon's call may reveal that South Korea is pushing back on the pressure, which sometimes entails loose talk of putting South Korean lives at risk. The accord stipulates the two will actively cooperate in the Olympics to "enhance the prestige of the Korean people".

With their tight choreography - sometimes using props such as fans - the cheerleaders were lavished with attention as they sang and danced in the stands.