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No N Korea-US officials meet at Olympics; Washington seeks more sanctions

With the Olympics set to start, Washington is seeking more sanctions against Pyongyang

Reuters  |  Seoul (South Korea) 

North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday, the KCNA news agency reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who described North Korea as the world’s most tyrannical regime on Wednesday, flies in to South Korea on Thursday ahead of the opening ceremony in the mountain resort of Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily armed border with North Korea. The ceremony will also be attended by a senior ...

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 11:45 IST