Kim Jong-un Sends Sister South For An Olympics 'Charm Offensive'

Yolanda Curtis
February 8, 2018

While in South Korea, Pence will also visit a memorial for 46 South Korean sailors killed in 2010 in the sinking of a warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.

South Korea's Jang Hye-Ji launched 18 days of competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday by sliding the first mixed doubles curling stone in Olympic history down the ice.

After months of sabre rattling by North Korea over the rogue state's nuclear weapons, its southern neighbour is now concerned about a "charm offensive" on the eve of the Winter Olympics.

"It's a clear sign of defiance, and they intend it to be".

Kim Jong-un Sends Sister South For An Olympics 'Charm Offensive'

The Vice President followed that with threats to impose some of the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions ever against North Korea in a bid to end its nuclear and ballistic missile program "once and for all".

Washington should "be clearly aware that awful speech and behavior shows its hard situation more", Jo said.

A diplomatic source told CNN the event is expected to include of "hundreds" of missiles and rockets in an attempt "to scare the hell out of the Americans". The North also rolled out what appeared to be a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile, which it flew over Japan twice previous year as it stepped up the aggressiveness of its weapons tests.

"If we were to look at a year ago, we saw lots of new technology".

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said the Olympic movement could take much of the credit, insisting the Games had "brought two sides together that for too long were divided by mistrust and animosity".

However, last year's parade was open to members of the global media, including CNN. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. And another is the prime minister of Japan, which has tensions with both North and South Korea.

It sent a team of mostly middle-aged women and men to cheer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "Maybe they're trying to prevent something small. or maybe they realize that they are giving away a lot of intelligence".

It turned out that North Korea's first two ICBM launches were carried out by KN-17 missiles paired up with a second stage, a development that caught USA officials by surprise. And when did she first appear on the North Korean stage?

"This will be the 10th time they have marched out under the unification flag, going back to Sydney 2000".

The parades aren't limited to more autocratic states.

President Trump reportedly wants a military parade similar to one held in France. The United Nations bans sending luxury items to North Korea or to North Korean nationals. "It may give some warm and fuzzy feelings, but it's a matter of time before the military drills resume and the North Koreans react, and we'll be back to square one by the summer".

In this image taken from video footage, North Korean military personnel salute as they lay flowers in front of giant statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

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