Home » Sport

North Korean Leader Invites South Korean President to Pyongyang

11 February, 2018, 05:42 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Winter vomiting bug’ hits Pyeong Chang ahead of Olympics but guests stay cool

Kim's special envoy, his sister Kim Yo Jong, delivered the verbal invitation during a lunch meeting with Moon at Seoul's Blue House, spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said.

"The North Koreans should understand that for a summit or any kind of serious talks to occur, Moon needs to be able to take something to Washington - something that addresses denuclearization", he said before the North's invitation to Moon was announced.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has extended a rare invitation to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang.

Earlier on Saturday, Kim invited Moon for talks in Pyongyang, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

Pence says he's leaving Asia "very confident that we are going to continue to do the things we've known have to be done to continue to pressure North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions".

Since diplomatic efforts are "almost zero", sources said this may signal a "calm before the storm", with North Korea quietly preparing its next moves for after the Olympics.

Kim Yo Jong also was due to attend the unified Korean hockey team's first Olympics match, a spokesperson for South Korea's presidential office told CNN.

Moon did not immediately accept the offer, calling instead for efforts to "create the right conditions to realise" such a visit and urging Pyongyang to actively seek dialogue with the U.S., he added.

"It didn't affect the opening ceremony", Park said.

At the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night, Moon and Kim Yo Jong shook hands in what appeared to be a friendly manner.

Aguero hits four goals as ruthless city massacre Leicester
When one guy is able to score four goals, he deserves all the credit, he deserves all the nice words. It's important for us all to be together.

Omarosa accused the White House of "backstabbing" her on "Celebrity Big Brother"
Omarosa Manigault appears on an episode of Celebrity Big Brother on CBS, posted in a Twitter video on February 8, 2018. "You knocked her out and did so wonderfully", Matthews says to Winokur. "Carter G.

Will campaign for TMC if Mamata Banerjee calls me: Hardik Patel
Patel said "I will definitely come as Didi has urged me to campaign for Trinamool Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Patel had come to Kolkata to attend a debate and had met Banerjee at her office in Howrah.

Earlier Friday, Pence traveled to the South Korean Navy's 2nd Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, to visit a memorial for sailors of the South Korean warship Cheonan, which was sunk by an explosion blamed on the North.

Pence told North Korean officials he would skip a dinner at the reception so he could meet with US athletes.

Asked about criticism that Pence stood and cheered only for Team USA and stayed seated when the North and South Koreans marched in under a unified flag, the official was unapologetic. Moon in particular made a strong push for direct dialogue between North Korea and the United States.

"Like that we have come a long way and that we should be proud of ourselves because we have written history".

North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, Choe Hwi, the chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son-gwon, the head of the North's state agency in charge of inter-Korean affairs, were also in attendance.

Choe and Kim Yo Jong are both under direct American sanctions for human rights abuses related to their roles in censoring information in North Korea.

But they also hope to broker some peace behind the scenes, with Vice President Mike Pence and a delegation of senior North Korean officials attending a VIP reception before the Opening Ceremonies, and then the ceremony itself.

Last month, cyber-security firm McAfee said it had uncovered an attack targeting organisations involved with the Olympics, using a malicious email attachment.

"VP stands and cheers for US athletes, VP hangs out with USA athletes instead of dining with Kim regime, VP does not applaud N. Korea or exchange pleasantries w/ the most oppressive regime on earth", Agen tweeted, with check marks next to each item.


  • Top Trump aides knew of abuse allegations

    The White House has faced a firestorm of criticism over its handling of the allegations and its response to them. But White House officials said Kelly pushed Porter to stay in the job even after the release of the photos.
    Russian Federation  concerned by attacks in Syria, calls for restraint: ministry

    Russian Federation concerned by attacks in Syria, calls for restraint: ministry

    Both of those trends came to an abrupt end Saturday as a rapid escalation played out in the early morning hours. An open conflict between Israel and Iranian-backed forces would add to the entanglements and chaos in Syria.
    North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit

    North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit

    North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. Kim passed a handwritten note from her brother to South Korea's President.
  • Allegations of Olympics cyber attacks are unfounded: Russia

    Allegations of Olympics cyber attacks are unfounded: Russia

    Medvedev said the "purpose of this decision is very far away from sports", aimed to cause "political harm" to Russian Federation . The Russian athletes have to compete as neutrals in PyeongChang .
    Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

    Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

    They did not find out that the North Koreans were joining them until mid-January, when the rest of the world also heard the news . His father and President Trump have both stated unequivocally that he was the victim of torture by Kim Jong Un's regime.
    Cavs trade Wade to Miami, overhaul roster

    Cavs trade Wade to Miami, overhaul roster

    It's something the Celtics hope falls apart, as they have the right to the Lakers' pick this year if it falls picks 2-5. I don't know, we'll see. "I think he and his representation were very, very appreciative of that", Altman said.
  • Jose Mourinho pre Newcastle presser

    Jose Mourinho pre Newcastle presser

    The way I like my players to be not just on the pitch but during the training week, and he made a big effort'. The Magpies are without a win in their last 5 whilst United have dropped points just once, in 2018.
    Unified Korea's ice hockey drubbing cannot silence the 'Army of Beauties'

    Unified Korea's ice hockey drubbing cannot silence the 'Army of Beauties'

    Medals will also be awarded Saturday in men's short-track speed skating, women's speed skating, women's biathlon and men's ski jumping.
    Morata hints at Real Madrid return

    Morata hints at Real Madrid return

    Chelsea boss Conte said: "We are talking a lot about bad results, but sometimes we forget we are facing a serious situation". The Spaniard last featured for the Blues in his side's FA Cup win over Norwich City on 17 January.
  • Johnson, Hossler tied for Pebble Beach lead

    Johnson, Hossler tied for Pebble Beach lead

    Johnson and Jordan Spieth - tied for 23rd after his 66 on Friday - will tee off at 9:21 a.m. on Saturday at Pebble Beach. The left-hander picked up 11 strokes through 15 holes, only to bogey his final two holes for a nine-under 62.
    IAS, OAS bodies slam attack on Pandian's residence

    IAS, OAS bodies slam attack on Pandian's residence

    Particularly as some members of a national party have agreed that they took part in the incident. Khurania and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena rushed to the spot.
    Joyful cheer opens Games for unified Korean team

    Joyful cheer opens Games for unified Korean team

    Friday's ceremony will be attended by North Korea's delegation, including its nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam . There's worry too that the proposed summit Pyongyang may come with preconditions - a North Korean specialty.


Samsung May Launch DeX Pad Along with Galaxy S9 in MWC 2018
Now another image of the Galaxy S9 has leaked, showing the headphone port very much in tact. Recently, leaky expert Evan Blass has provided us with a look at the new DeX Pad .

Kenyans, Ethiopians dominate 2018 Lagos City Marathon
The governor said on Saturday that the state would commit more resources to promote distance race in the country. This is more about the energy of Lagos .

Uber Settles With Waymo/Google For $245 Million In Stock
Uber rebutted that its self-driving sensor designs were unique and that Levandowski's actions were unrelated to his work at Uber. Behind the scenes, company officials admit, negotiations were taking place.

US Congress passes spending bill, sends to Trump to end shutdown
The delay in its passage began when Kentucky Republican Sen. "I want them to feel uncomfortable", he said. The young people were brought illegally to the country as children years ago, mostly from Mexico.

No Olympic truce for US, North Korea in Pyeongchang
A massive military parade in Pyongyang on the eve of the just-opened Pyeongchang Games has been used as Exhibit A by skeptics. Moon has invited Kim and other senior North Korean officials to a luncheon at Seoul's presidential palace on Saturday.

Israeli F-16 jet crashes after Syrian fire
Lebanon protested Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the United Nations Security Council. Shlomo Mishal, 55, from Beit Shean in northern Israel, said that he was waked by the sirens at around 4:30 a.m.

Gunners sweating player fitness for Tottenham derby clash
As usual we'll on Today FM from 2.00 and our second commentary game comes from Goodison Park as Everton host Crystal Palace.

PM Modi, Palestine President witness exchange of MoUs between India and Palestine
India's refusal to support United States moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital disappointed Israel. Modi also visited the tomb of Yasser Arafat , Abbas's predecessor, before talks with the current leadership.

Tesla Reports Its Worst Ever Quarterly Loss After Model 3 Delays
Seeing the massive rocket soar through the sky and two of its boosters land in flawless unison on a launchpad was truly magical. CNBC sources claimed the company is "not close" to producing the batteries required for its most affordable electric auto yet.

Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut
But the Olympic moment that President Moon is trying to generate here is not a time to nurse those grievances", Jannuzi said. Apparently, this makes him worthy of a "deadly side eye" from Kim Yo Jong, at least, according to some political observers.