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Precautions need to be taken against a situation in which a rift would emerge in global efforts to contain North Korea , while there is no progress being made on the North Korean nuclear issue. Pyongyang last month announced it would commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military on February 8, switching it from the original date of April 25, according to Agence France-Presse.
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    Between the lunch and talks, they spent nearly three hours together. Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong-un, delivered her brother's letter to President Moon Jae-in, which includes an invitation to Pyongyang at an early date.
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    Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

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    But the verbal message on Saturday to come at a "convenient time" from dictator Kim Jong Un , delivered by his visiting younger sister, Kim Yo Jong , is part of a sudden rush of improving feelings between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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    The diplomatic honor bestowed upon North Korea was rare: Moon met Kim Yo Jong , the first time a member of the Kim dynasty has ever visited the country, four times during the visit. Before these meetings, the Trump and Moon administrations were not aligned on whether Seoul's new engagement with Pyongyang should continue after the Olympics end.
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    On Saturday, the presidential office announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the earliest convenient date. Kim Yong Nam , the North's nominal head of state who was also at Saturday's meeting, said "even unexpected difficulties and ordeals could be surely overcome and the future of reunification brought earlier when having a firm will and taking courage and determination to usher in a new heyday of inter-Korean relations".
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    Pence said Friday that the USA would oppose talks between the two Koreas until the North agreed to open negotiations on ending its nuclear program. Washington has long insisted the North must show a willingness to denuclearize before any negotiations - something Pyongyang says it will never do.
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    Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea

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    In a stark illustration of his efforts to pull in Pyongyang without pushing away Washington, Moon watched short-track speedskating with Vice President Mike Pence at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday night, February 10. Mike Ellen , a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, noted that it was "inconsistent with Iskander" and that it was likely just a ripoff of South Korea's Hyunmoo-2 missile system.
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    Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

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    Demonstrators set the DPRK flag alight, along with a portrait of Kim Jong-un, to protest against the two countries' efforts to improve relations during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang . Kim Yo-jong delivered the Kim Jong-un's invitation for Moon to visit Pyongyang. Pence and the North Korean delegation sat near each other at the ceremony but did not acknowledge or speak to each other.
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    Pence continued his tough rhetoric even after South Korean officials announced North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for talks. Such a summit, if it came about, would mark the first time that leaders of the two Koreas have met since 2007. North Korea's leader, Kim, once dismissed as an inexperienced figurehead, has quickly built a reputation as a ruthless dictator at home and a wily strategist in handling North Korea's external enemies.
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  • S Korean PM hosts lunch for North Korean delegation

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    Pence also has promised the USA will soon unveil "the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever". It was the USA that appeared to be the one left in the cold, especially after the sister of the North Korean dictator extended an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North.
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    Many analysts are skeptical about Kim Jong Un's motivations for this sudden outreach, especially as he continues to assert his desire to press ahead with his nuclear weapons program to fend off the "hostile" United States. The North Koreans might want South Korea and the United States to make concessions if they accede to this basic framework, such as delaying the U.S.