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Washington “welcomes” inter-Korean Winter Olympics talks: State Department

10th January 2018 - Quoted by Leo Byrne - NK News

Washington on Tuesday said it welcomes recent talks between North and South Korea regarding the DPRK’s participation at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics next month, though warned it would make sure the North’s attendance did not breach UN sanctions.


“It is unclear, but I would guess South Korea will pay for the North Korea delegates and would need to clarify the money does not benefit North Korea’s weapons programs or violate the resolutions since the payments would likely go to the North Korean government,” Anthony Ruggiero, a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, told NK News.


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