South Korea's Moon may be on brink of legacy-defining moment

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Pence, who was in South Korea for the Olympics, has said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea.

The sanctions imposed against the Kim regime after last year's intercontinental ballistic missile launches and huge nuclear test are now beginning to take effect, experts say, postulating that Kim Jong Un is now looking for the "weakest link" in the chain to try to break the sanctions.

Some set a North Korean flag on fire before police intervened, and others chanted 'Let's tear Kim Jong Un to death!' as they ripped up posters bearing his portrait.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended Friday's opening ceremony along with the North Koreans, said "no daylight" existed between the United States, South Korea and Japan on the need to isolate North Korea.

Are these Winter Games having the effect South Korea had hoped, in thawing relations with the north?

Past "charm offensives" have been interpreted as North Korea trying to recoup from crippling sanctions on their nuclear program, or trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its USA ally.

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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For that reason, Schoff said, Washington should work closely with Seoul to shape any North-South summit agenda, "defending the role of exercises for stability and insisting that denuclearization is front and center of any peace talks".

With those tough matchups on the horizon, Paek said South Korea needs to play at a high tempo from start to finish.

Pence had not been trying to avoid the North Koreans at the Olympic opening ceremony but had been trying to ignore them, the senior administration official said, adding that the North Koreans weren't the reason Pence was there. Moon and Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state, were expected to attend the debut of the inter-Korean team at the women's ice hockey tournament Saturday night; it was unclear whether Kim Yo Jong would also attend.

She admitted to participating in the bombing and said it was personally ordered by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, father of the bastard child and current dictator Kim Jong-un.

Unlike AP's scribblers, Vice President Pence is aware that a state of war has existed between the United States and North Korea since the latter crossed the 38th parallel in an attempt to conquer it's freedom-loving neighbors to the south in June of 1950.

In retaliation, the communist north sent two agents to plant a bomb aboard Korean Air Flight 858, which departed from the Iraqi capital Baghdad. "The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said when asked about the developments. It provides a real fix to the break between Washington and Seoul.

As Olympic games attendee and South Korean citizen Kyu-hoon told Cho, "Unification is what I was taught to long for". A big one could be a demand to cease the U.S. Moon's office initially provided conflicting accounts of whether he accepted the invitation, with a Blue House spokesperson later clarifying that pre-conditions first needed to be met. The letter was less than a page long and was handwritten by Kim Jong-un.

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