Kim Jong-un's Sister Returns to Hero's Welcome in Pyongyang

Laura Christensen
February 16, 2018

Scarborough was talking to Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the media's reaction to Kim Yo Jong's trip to South Korea for the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

"I leave here very confident that we are going to continue to do the things we know have to be done to continue to pressure North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions", Pence also said.

South Korea approved on Wednesday the use of a record 2.86 billion won ($2.64 million) to bankroll the cost of hosting hundreds of visiting North Koreans during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The tangible aspect of the dragons' diplomatic dance is that Kim may have sent an invitation to Moon for a summit in the North on the woes that have overtaken the Korean peninsula.

Bach told Reuters in an interview on Monday he would make the visit on the North's invitation as part of an agreement between the International Olympic Committee and both North and South Korea. The possible response to this can well be imagined.

"At this time we feel something is changing between the south and north", said Seoul's Baek Nakki, as he stood observing the crowd.

The US has expressed its discomfort that talks have begun between the two Koreas.

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The delegation also included Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong.

"I thought that Mike Pence said that it was inappropriate to make political statements at sporting events", co-host Sunny Hostin said, harkening back to Pence's attacks on the National Football League players taking a knee.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are now ongoing in PyeongChang in South Korea.

A high-level delegation including the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong, spent three days in South Korea before returning Sunday to Pyongyang.

South Korea picking up the North's tab for the Winter Games is no small thing. Combined, they make a group of 424 North Koreans.

Ahead of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, the North Koreans bombed a Seoul-bound Korean commercial airliner, killing 115 aboard. "No one who reads the Times could think for a second that the Times doesn't understand about human rights abuses or North Korea's nuclear program".

The smaller amount in 2002 was partly due to the North Koreans' cheering squad staying and eating on the ferry they had arrived in, a ministry official told Reuters who spoke on condition of anonymity. "Flashing a sphinx-like smile and without ever speaking in public, Ms. Kim managed to outflank Mr. Trump's envoy to the Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence, in the game of diplomatic image-making".

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