The North's top diplomat, in a letter sent by its U.N. ambassador Ja Song Nam and sent to CBS News, warned of "emerging dangerous military moves antithetical to the positive changes leading to the improvement of inter-Korean relations and easing of tension now being manifested on the Korean peninsula". As part of that effort, past U.S. administrations have emphasized to North Korea that their goal is disarmament, not regime change.
"There's someone else outside the world that sympathizes with him and loves him, unlike the North Korean leader", Ji's translator said.
The 110,000 condoms represent an increase of 10,000 over the number reportedly rolled out during each of the previous threeWinter Olympics games. He's concerned about China's crackdown on North Korean defectors. In this scenario, the North Korean leadership would confront a stark choice of either using these weapons of mass destruction to maximum effect or risk losing them in follow-on US precision munition strikes. I don't think it's emotional at all. He told Americans that its pursuit of nuclear missiles could "very soon threaten our homeland" and vowed a continued campaign to prevent that.
The mountains can bring some adverse conditions for athletes and spectators on rare occasions.
In PyeongChang, organizers have made sure to make the condoms easily accessible to all of the athletes.
North Korea, on 20 January, pledged to send a large delegation to February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The most powerful man in the world is welcoming and honoring North Koreans and standing up for their rights as people. Officials refuse to confirm details, but it will likely be a mass rally and military parade.
The condoms will be distributed in the houses at the Olympic Village - which was opened Thursday - where the athletes would be staying.
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"It feels amazing (that they are coming)", said Choi So Eun, a college student who volunteered for translation and other work during the Olympics, after taking a selfie with a fellow volunteer under a North Korean flag at the Gangneung athletes' village.
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