'North Korea won't meet US officials during Olympics'

Feb 09, 2018, 08:35 IST | Agencies

North Korea has no intention of meeting US officials during the Winter Olympics, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programme

Cheerleaders leave after a welcoming ceremony for North Korea’s Olympic team in Gangneung on Thursday. Pic/AFP
Cheerleaders leave after a welcoming ceremony for North Korea’s Olympic team in Gangneung on Thursday. Pic/AFP

North Korea has no intention of meeting US officials during the Winter Olympics, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programme. However, the North's high-ranking delegation, including the younger sister of its leader Kim Jong Un, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Such a meeting would be the first such event between a South Korean head of state and a member of the Kim family since a 2007 meeting of Kim Jong Il and late S Korean president Roh Moo-hyun. Agencies

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Kim Jong Il and late South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun met at a summit

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