N Korean 'First Sister' Returns Home After Sensational Appearance at Olympics

N Korean 'First Sister' Returns Home After Sensational Appearance at Olympics

North Korea's Alpine skiing coach says it's an "honor" to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, though he doesn't expect much from any of his three athletes.

The North's Alpine coach, Pyon Yong Do, says attending the Olympics has a "significant meaning" though winning competitions are important, too.

Mr. Pence was reported to have said he reached the new understanding with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has been pushing for diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Koreas nuclear and missile programs, in two substantive conversations during his visit to South Korea.

Speaking to former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on today's State of the Union, Jake Tapper brought up Kim Yo Jong's visit and her meeting with the South Korean president.

A North Korean delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, concluded its visit on Sunday after charming and intriguing the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over Pyongyang's sincerity towards improving relations.

Mattis said South Korea's defence minister Admiral Song Young-moo gave assurance that Seoul's alliance with the U.S. was unaffected by Pyongyang's overtures to Moon. Some burnt North Korean flags and photos of Kim Jong Un at the rally. They were whisked back and forth between Seoul and the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.

The Winter Games are being staged only 80km (50 miles) from the border with North Korea, which is technically still at war with the South since their 1950-1953 war ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.

Invited by Moon for lunch at Seoul's presidential palace, Kim Yo Jong verbally delivered her brother's hope for a summit with Moon in Pyongyang, a meeting that she said would help significantly improve ties after an extended period of animosity.

"She (Kim Yo Jong) is not charming, she is a dictator's sister", Laila said."She is not looking after North Korean people".

Moon has always expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea.

When he insisted to Mr Moon that South Korea and the United States should resume their joint Foal Eagle military exercise after the Olympics, he was told not to meddle in the South's "sovereignty and internal affairs". "But we'll also be there to stand with our allies, and remind the world that North Korea is the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet".

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