Pence says U.S. ready for talks with North Korea

(Yonhap)

North Korean state media said Monday that the country’s high-level delegation to South Korea for the start of the Winter Olympics made a “meaningful” contribution toward improving cross-border relations. During the visit, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit her brother. Moon expressed interest but said Pyongyang must meet certain conditions first, including showing willingness to deal with the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended the Olympics’ opening ceremony to counter North Korea’s charm offensive, told The Washington Post that the U.S. was ready to hold talks with the North after an initial meeting between Pyongyang and Seoul. He said the U.S. and South Korea had agreed on terms for diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang.

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