Seoul confirms Kim Jong-Un sister's visit to South for Games

Seoul confirms Kim Jong-Un sister's visit to South for Games

The North Korean delegation will not be seeking a meeting with the U.S. on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

South Korea's president plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials when they visit the South this week for the Winter Olympics, his spokesman said Thursday.

Pyongyang on Monday informed Seoul that Kim Yong Nam, the highest-level North Korean official among those traveling to the South, would be its chief delegate to the PyeongChang Olympics. "It is significant that the delegation also includes Kim Yo Jong, who is Chairman Kim Jong Un's sister and holds an important position in the Workers' Party of Korea".

The North Korean delegation was invited for lunch on Saturday, South Korean presidential spokesperson Kim Eui-Kyeom announced Thursday, at a location yet to be disclosed, news agency Yonhap reported.

The Kim Jong Un regime also proudly paraded many of its weapons of war -including two different versions of its intercontinental ballistic missiles, believed to be capable of reaching the United States. Some interpret her inclusion in the visiting delegation as a demonstration of the North's willingness to diffuse tension over its nuclear program.

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Kim Jong-Il fathered both Kim Jong-Un and Kim Yo-Jong with his third partner, former dancer Ko Yong-Hui.

Francis has frequently warned about the threat posed by the nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula, and has demanded complete nuclear disarmament.

"Vice President Pence is quite capable of making the call on that there, while he's in Korea", Mattis said. That might make it sound like a good time for North Korea to attack, but the North also has a vested interest in keeping the peace during the Games. But the Olympics has triggered a rapprochement on the peninsula.

The U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has proposed granting an exemption for Choe, who has been on the U.N. sanctions blacklist since last June.

The tough talk from the Trump administration sheds light on the gaps between American and South Korean diplomatic strategies toward the North. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has adopted a much more conciliatory approach to thaw relations with the country's northern neighbors.

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