By Christine Kim and David Brunnstrom
Kim Jong Un
By Soyoung Kim and James Pearson PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics’ most important medals: the diplomatic gold.
By James Pearson and Hyunjoo Jin
By Soyoung Kim and James Pearson PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The neighbors don’t get along but you’re still obliged to invite them all to the party. So where do they all sit?
Defense Secretary James Mattis is stressing the importance of diplomacy when it comes to North Korea, just one day after south Korea’s top diplomat called a military solution unacceptable. Mattis made the comments Friday in Hawaii, during talks with his South Korean counterpart. The Defense Secretary reportedly said diplomacy would impose reason on the reckless rhetoric and dangerous provocations of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. He added, diplomacy can only be successful if backed by military options, to ensure diplomats are speaking from a position of strength. The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options are on the table when dealing with the rogue state.
By David Ljunggren and David Brunnstrom
North Korea suggests it may not be sending athletes to compete in the Winter Olympics after all. Last week, there was a sign of optimism amid the North Korean nuclear crisis.
The Trump administration is set to propose a new nuclear strategy, loosening restraints on the potential use of the WMD. President Trump is reportedly seeking to allow a nuclear response to conventional attacks against the U.S., and boost the production of nuclear warheads.
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