Pence blasts media for 'fawning' North Korean coverage

Who is Kim Yo-Jong? Kim Jong-Un's younger sister hailed as the 'political princess' of North Korea

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, said she wants to focus more on US athletes participating in the Games than on North Korea while there, senior White House officials told reporters.

North Korea has not carried out any weapons tests since it shot off its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile last November.

Pence was in South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics.

During a five-day trip to Japan and South Korea on his way to the Pyeongchang Games, Pence repeatedly floated the idea of meeting with North Korean officials, only to pass up several opportunities.

The participation of Pyongyang in the Olympic Games (February 9-18) and the Paralympics (March 9-18) was coordinated in three bilateral talks held in January in the border town of Panmunjom. North Korea toned down its rhetoric and tried to negotiate a co-hosting of the Olympics, but this effort fell apart. The South Korean ship was split in half by a torpedo, which investigators claim was sacked by a North Korean submarine. But some observers expect the military hawk to demand that South Korea cancel its joint exercises with the U.S. These exercises have been postponed until after the Olympic and Paralympic games.

"The maximum pressure campaign deepening North Korea's diplomatic and economic isolation will continue until the DPRK agrees to credible talks on a way forward to a denuclearised Korean peninsula".

Mr Moon's administration has faced questions from lawmakers over whether there have been any differences in opinion or policy between staunch allies South Korea and the USA over efforts to engage North Korea to get it to abandon its missile and nuclear programmes.

But she was rapidly ushered up the ladder after Kim Jong-Un took the helm and she is now one of the most powerful women in the isolated regime.

Mr Kim also heads the United Front Department, the North Korean office responsible for handling inter-Korean affairs.

In addition to Pence, President Donald Trump is scheduled to address CPAC on Friday, as well as administration officials like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. "The two sides attempted once to meet last time, and they confirmed each other's stance during that process", he said. "We will seek consensus from the worldwide community on the need to create a virtuous cycle, in that improving inter-Korean relations could translate into finding a solution to the North's nuclear problem".

"So for all those in the media who think I should have stood and cheered with the North Koreans, I say the United States of America doesn't stand with murderous dictatorships, we stand up to murderous dictatorships", declared Pence, receiving heavy applause and cheers from the CPAC crowd. The plan centers around rallying the worldwide community to further isolate North Korea both diplomatically and economically.

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