Military deployed as norovirus outbreak hits Winter Olympic security guards

Lucy Bush
February 8, 2018

However, a thaw between the USA and North Korea at the Olympics seems unlikely, said Kim Hyun-wook, an American studies professor at Korea National Diplomatic Academy.

The North dispatching a high-level delegation was part of agreements the two Koreas struck last month over Olympic cooperation.

"(Kim's visit) shows North Korea's resolve for improved inter-Korean relations and the success of the Olympics, as well as its honest, earnest attitude", Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing on Monday.

Pence will also have to balance the delicate relationship between Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who approach the North Korea threat differently.

The U.S. delegation will witness South and North Korean athletes marching together under a common flag, displaying an undivided Korea.

The sight of Warmbier alongside Pence will serve to "remind the world of the atrocities that happen in North Korea", according to a White House official.

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Pence's visit to the Olympic Games is also meant to continue the United States' pressure campaign on North Korea.

Although the US has not formally requested a meeting with the North Korean delegation, which will be attending the Olympic Games, Pence has not ruled out the possibility of coming face to face with them during his visit.

However, Seoul's independent sanctions imposed on Pyongyang in 2010 ban North Korean ships from entering South Korean ports.

"We're seeking to apply an support a successful hosting of the Olympics", South Korean ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told a press conference.

Despite their calls for "Korean unity", Kim's regime pulled out of a joint Olympic ceremony at the last-minute, accusing South Korea of "smearing" the Hermit Kingdom. The ship now chiefly operates between North Korea and Russian Federation. He'll also be visiting Japan and South Korea.

Games organizers said 32 workers are being treated for norovirus in quarantine, including 21 from the Civil Security Staff and three foreigners.

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China's Foreign Ministry defended its economic ties with the region claiming they are based on mutual interest. After a short stay in Mexico , Tillerson travels to Argentina, followed by Peru, Colombia and Jamaica.

Yi Wan-young told reporters of the ban after being briefed by the nation's spy agency on Monday.

On Sunday, the North Korean government shot back that its nuclear missile program would "deter Trump and his lackeys from showing off on the Korean peninsula".

He tweeted Friday: "I'll travel to Japan & S Korea to attend the Olympics & cheer on our athletes".

"I am proud and South Korea is proud of this honour". Some experts say Kim Yong Nam's actual influence in state affairs has been diminished gradually over the years largely due to his age.

Pence said his message, if he met any officials from the North, would be the same as it has been in public.

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