A look at North-South Korean sports ties


"The priority is on North Korea's participation in the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games", a ranking South Korean official was quoted by the Yonhap News Agency.

Escalating further possibilities of a nuclear war, US President Donald Trump recently warned North Korea that he commands a "much bigger" and "more powerful" arsenal of devastating weapons than the Asian nation. "And at the appropriate time, we'll get involved".

South Korea's defence ministry has said they have yet to see any evidence of an imminent missile launch but there is always a chance North Korea could test missiles at any time. They should tell him that more engagement and more talk are generally good things.

North Korea must stop conducting nuclear tests before the United States would enter into any talks with the isolated Pyongyang regime, USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

Moon, a liberal, has been pushing to improve strained ties and restore stalled co-operation projects with North Korea since his inauguration in May, though he joined US -led worldwide efforts to apply more pressure and sanctions on the North.

He earlier agreed to postpone the annual Foal Eagle military drills with South Korea until after the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang."Without my rhetoric and without my tough stance".

In recent weeks, Trump and Kim have traded barbs about their arsenals and the "nuclear button" on their desks, raising fears the two countries could be drawing closer to war.

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The Japanese news agency Kyodo said Chang made the brief comment to reporters during a stopover at Beijing's global airport.

South Korea and the United States chose to postpone their annual military exercise Key Resolve and Foul Eagle until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, which are to be held from February 9-25 and from March 9-18, respectively.

President Donald Trump told reporters Saturday at Camp David that he's open to talking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump added: "If something can happen and something can come out of those talks, that would be a great thing for all of humanity".

South and North Korea may discuss ways to improve ties but only after they first settle the issue of the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday.

North and South Korea are holding their first official talks on Tuesday following the reopening of a phone line between the two countries this week. "North Korea goes through phases of apparent dialogue and provocation, but either way, North Korea is continuing its nuclear and missile development".