Pence to head delegation to South Korea Olympics

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The White House said on Wednesday that Trump was open to the usa holding talks with North Korea "under the right circumstances", after South Korean President Moon Jae-In signaled a willingness to sit down with Kim. "If North Korea engages in provocations again or does not show sincerity in resolving this issue, the global community will continue applying strong pressure and sanctions".

Referring to Pence's visits to Seoul and Tokyo, Jarrod Agen, Pence's deputy chief of staff, said, "The vice president will reaffirm to the leaders of Japan and South Korea the United States' unwavering commitment to our allies and to deter and defend against the North Korean threat".

The "bloody nose" strategy calls for the USA to carry out a limited strike on North Korea to punish it for its illegal missile program, but it would put millions of South Korean lives at risk. "I just don't want to comment". The two leaders additionally "underscored the importance of continuing the maximum pressure campaign against North Korea", according to the White House. North Korea's aggressive pursuit of a ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. with a nuclear warhead has emerged as the president's most fraught foreign crisis. The talks were also the first direct contact between the governments of Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.

"North Korea said that they are determined to make today's talks fruitful, and make it a groundbreaking opportunity", Chun said.

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un", Trump said in an interview about the first year of his presidency with The Wall Street Journal newspaper.


North Korea has become Trump's most urgent foreign crisis, as he struggles to contain the regime's rapidly advancing nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The White House's readout of the call did not include the promise, but Trump later discussed the conversation with reporters at the White House.

In their telephone conversation on Wednesday, Trump also told Moon that vice-president Mike Pence would lead the USA delegation to the Olympic Games, the White House said. Both the sides agreed to resolve problems between them through dialogue.

Russian Federation has voted at the United Nations in favour of worldwide sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme, while urging the West to show restraint and calling for talks over the issue.

Russian Federation and North Korea share part of their border and maintain somewhat cordial relations.

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