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NK's ceremonial leader to lead high-level delegation to S. Korea

NK's ceremonial leader to lead high-level delegation to S. Korea

The North notified the South that the delegation will also include three officials and 18 supportive staffers, but it gave no details, according to the unification ministry.

The Koreas have been planning several conciliatory gestures during the Olympics, which South Korea sees as an opportunity to revive meaningful communication with North Korea after a period of animosity and diplomatic stalemate over the North's nuclear weapon and missile programs.

The two Koreas' athletes will march under one flag at the opening ceremony.

On Friday, Yun told reporters that the United States wants to open dialogue with the North for its denuclearization.

"The two leaders discussed the importance of improving the human rights situation in North Korea and underscored their commitment to work together on this issue", the White House said in a readout of the call.

North Korea criticized Pence's pending visit to the Olympics and accused Washington of halting improvements in inter-Korean relations.

Figures obtained from the IOC and other global federations show that between September and December, only one test was carried out on a North Korean athlete in hockey, while no tests were done at all in skiing or skating.

US officials have been issuing mixed messages throughout January surrounding ongoing inter-Korean talks and whether or not they can snowball into broader negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington on the topic of denuclearization.

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Later Saturday, North Korean short-track speed skater Jong Kwang Bom practiced at the arena's main ice rink.

North Korea warned that it would not "sit idle" if the U.S. went ahead with delayed military exercises with South Korea during the Winter Olympics.

Besides athletes, North Korea has also agreed to send hundreds of musicians and entertainers to the games, which end February 25.

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un said in his 2018 New Year's speech that the country faces its "harshest-ever challenges" as a result of the "difficult living conditions caused by life-threatening sanctions and containment".

"North Korea wants to make this about cute photo ops".

A big "well done" to the Reading Eagle for its support of North Korea's inclusion in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as a catalyst for improved relations with South Korea ("U.S. should give Koreas a chance to forge a better future", January 25).

Until this month, the two countries had not conducted high-level talks for more than two years.

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