Korean athletes to participate in South Paralympics

02 March, 2018, 07:57 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Pence and North Koreas Kim Yo Jong the sister to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Feb. 9 2018

"We will see if Pyongyang's message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearisation", the White House said in a statement.

North Korea may have drawn a blank at the Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang but its diplomatic skills are worthy of a gold medal, although the Games-driven detente could be short-lived.

In Washington, the White House has said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear programme and that its sanctions on the North would continue.

"I think the USA needs to lower the threshold for talks and the North also needs to show determination for denuclearisation", Moon said in a meeting with Liu Yandong, a Chinese envoy to the closing ceremony.

On Friday, Washington announced its largest package of sanctions yet on North Korea. The detente achieved through the Olympic connections between North and South Korea fits the longtime goals of the Souths president, Moon Jae-in, who has advocated engagement with Kim Jong Uns Pyongyang regime.

"If the United States and North Korea go into negotiations (on their own), Japan will be left out of the loop and the abduction issue could be abandoned", a source close to Japan-North Korea relations said.

Despite an apparent easing of tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang at the just concluded "peace Olympics" in the South's city of Pyeongchang, Trump has pledged to maintain pressure on the North.

A honest offer of talks would provide a rare step toward diplomacy after years of missile and nuclear tests and direct threats of war from Pyongyang - and from Washington.

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Moon convinced North Korea to participate in the Olympics, an important agreement that ensured the North wouldn't attempt to disrupt the Games.

A rapprochement between the two Koreas, inspired by South Korea's recent hosting of the Winter Olympics, offers a glimmer of hope for diplomacy. One audience member asked the secretary about whether changes to USA trade and foreign aid policy would yield global benefits. There won't be essential outcomes from the dialogue - assuming it does start - if there are no concessions on the nuclear matter from North Korea.

The Olympic-driven detente between the two Koreas has prompted a flurry of cross-border exchanges, although Moon did not immediately accept the invitation to a summit with Kim Jong-un.

Hundreds of right-wing protesters gathered in central Seoul on Monday to criticise Moon and his administration for hosting the North Korean visitors, Kim Yong Chol, in particular.

While Ivanka Trump was sitting near a North Korean official in the stadium, she didn't appear to greet the delegate from Pyongyang.

"If and when they decide to hold those (military) games", Korea expert Jean Lee noted, "we could be back to 'square one'".

On Tuesday, asked by a reporter whether the South Koreans discussed with the delegation continuing to delay joint military exercises, a senior staffer for Inhofe said "there was a conversation about that". The Trump administration has called for an overhaul of the Dodd-Frank regulations passed in the wake of the crisis, and Mnuchin said new legislation would focus on the role of smaller banks in the economy.


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