Officials Investigating Possible Cyberattack At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Officials Investigating Possible Cyberattack At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who is visiting South Korea to attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, delivered her brother's personal invitation during a meeting with Moon at the Blue House, a presidential spokesman said.

Decked out in red tracksuits and woolly hats, North Korea's cheerleaders sang "uri nun, hana da" (we are one) and clapped in ideal unison as local hip hop artists rapped on a stage behind them and K-Pop blared over the loudspeakers in a stark clash of cultures. Of course, if North Korea moves forward with new provocations - such as missile or nuclear tests - all bets are off.

Vice President Mike Pence was at pains to insist that Washington and Seoul were on the same page as he returned to Washington from leading the USA delegation to the Olympics. He also called for the need of a quick resumption of dialogue between North Korea and the United States.

Asia experts said Pence's sour conduct toward the North Koreans could be seen as disrespectful to the South Korean hosts, who were demonstrating a moment of harmony with the North.

Others chanted 'Let's tear Kim Jong-un to death!' while tearing up a picture of the North Korean leader.

Dressed in matching bright red coats, the young women in their 20s are said to have been selected for their duty, youth and enthusiasm by Kim Jong-Un himself.

This sentiment was echoed by a separate source close to the Abe government. "And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this insane, weird former Cold War state - but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership".

"What can not be overlooked is that Moon did not directly demand North Korea to abandon its nuclear development ..."


Moon said the two Koreas should "work together to create the environment to make it happen", a spokesman said.

At the opening ceremonies Friday, Pence sat stone-faced in his seat as Moon and North Korean officials stood together with much of the stadium to applaud their joint team of athletes.

As part of the cross-border deal, an orchestra from Pyongyang was due to perform in Seoul - where anti-North demonstrators have taken to the streets. Kim Yo Jong is 28 years old, according to the USA government.

At a Friday VIP reception for delegation leaders, Pence arrived late and stayed for just five minutes - and did not interact with the delegation from the North. But analysts say it may be more hard for the South to arrange a summit with the North coming off a year when it test-fired dozens of missiles, including three ICBMs, and conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date.

The US administration has sought to maintain pressure on North Korea through sanctions and tough rhetoric from President Donald Trump.

The North's cheer squad also brought props: unified Korea flags, flowers and - to the bemusement of the crowd - matching masks depicting a man's face.

Pence's staff insists the vice president would have met with the North Korean officials if the North Korean officials were interested in meeting.

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