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Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
US Vice President Mike Pence is using his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the international community to grow tougher on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses.

 

As he arrives in Pyeongchang to cheer on American athletes, Pence says he's trying to counteract North Korean "propaganda" at the games
and is warning against falling for the glossy image of the two Koreas as they are set to march in Friday's opening ceremony under one flag.

 

After meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence says there should be no consideration of using the games as an opening for substantive talks until North Korea puts its nuclear program on the table in negotiations.

 


First published: 02.09.18, 09:27