Winter Olympics: North Korea canceled meeting with Mike Pence

  • According to US officials, Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence was to hold a meeting with the officials of North Korea at the Winter Olympics. The meeting was to be held last week; however, the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Media reports quoted a spokesman as saying that Mike Pence, who was in South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics, was due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, and many others in what would have been the first official interaction between the US and North Korea. Meanwhile, North Korea has not commented on the meeting.