Posted by The AntiMedia on February 11, 2018 3:46 pm

(COMMONDREAMS) — Despite global calls for #KoreanPeace and hopes that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would use his trip to South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to engage in diplomatic talks to ease rising tensions with North Korea, Pence remained icy toward the country’s delegation.

As he left the Olympics on Saturday, Pence told reporters aboard Air Force Two that he was “encouraged” by his talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and claimed “there is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear ballistic missile program”—despite the radically different approaches Pence and Moon took regarding North Korea’s presence at the games.

While Moon both met and attended events with Kim Yo Jong—the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a key representative for the country at the Olympics—Pence declined to acknowledge her,

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