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Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance

16 Febrero 2018, 12:28 | Bibiana Flor

Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance


The participation of North Korean athletes and cultural troupes in the Olympics has not been without controversy, as some critics question the North's commitment to reconciliation and others warn it will change nothing on the nuclear front.

During that three-day visit, Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is reportedly convinced that President Trump won't simply follow in his predecessors' footprints and allow the regime to continue its escalating nuclear program; allegedly asking South Korean officials to help the Hermit Kingdom delay the US assault.

Liberty in North Korea, an organization dedicated to helping North Koreans find freedom abroad, told the world that while Kim Yo Jong made headlines, there are a number of North Korean people who are actually worth knowing.


They are enjoying being in the shadow of the unified Korean women's team, the first North-South combination to compete at any Games.

The South 's appreciation of the North's presence and the welcome it gave its representatives were "impressive", he said, thanking Seoul for its "sincere efforts".

"The police got involved and they dragged me away - they said for my own safety", Howard said.

In North Korea, anyone impersonating a member of the ruling Kim family would be considered blasphemous.

Japan, South Korea and China should nevertheless push ahead with a trilateral summit that Abe hopes to host this year, Nakayama added.

On its Olympic debut, the South Korean team was edged out by the Czech Republic 1-2. If the dialogue were to happen, it would have to be aimed at denuclearization, she said. The two nations are technically still at war as the Korean War of 1950-53 which they fought ended only with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

The videos that have gone viral feature North Korea's cheerleaders singing and clapping in unison.

The government approved the measure on Tuesday in a cabinet meeting, after critics complained the initial period of interrogation could infringe human rights, Seoul Shinmun reported.

South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics.

Despite the relatively small sum allocated to North Korean athletes by the IOC, from its Olympic Solidarity fund, the organization was repeatedly criticized in the lead-up to the Games for supporting the athletes with travel, training and equipment, given tight U.N. sanctions against the North.

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