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Winter Olympics shall not violate sanctions on N Korea: US

ANI  |  Washington [U.S.A.] 

The has asked to ensure that North Korean participation in does not violate the UN Security Council's sanction on

In a statement, State Department said, "The welcomes the January 9 meeting between the Republic of Korea and aimed at ensuring a safe, secure, and successful in Pyeongchang. The remains in close consultations with ROK officials, who will ensure North Korean participation in the does not violate the sanctions imposed by the over North Korea's unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile programs."

She said that US had told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on January 4 that is committed to a safe and successful Winter Olympic Games, and will send a high-level presidential delegation to the Games.

During the conversation, the two leaders also agreed to continue the campaign of maximum pressure on toward the goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the

Talks were held between chief North Korean delegate and Chief South Korean delegate at the border village of on Tuesday. After the talks, agreed to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 04:25 IST