North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts


After North Korea’s leader relayed the proposal through his sister, President Moon Jae-in said the Koreas should “create the environment to make it happen.”

Source: New York Times

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said it remains to be seen whether overtures between South and North Korea during the Olympics would provide results.

Source: Deutsche Welle

With a diplomatic deal securing its spot in the Winter Olympics, North Korea successfully changed the international narrative away from its illicit pursuit of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles.

Events on Thursday may have refreshed some memories.

North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

Source: Reuters

North Korea offered to host the South for talks in Pyongyang.

Source: Deutsche Welle

The diplomatic opening created for North and South Korea by the Winter Olympics widened — and perhaps got even more complicated — on Saturday as the totalitarian state’s leader proposed the first inter-Korean summit in a decade.

The Vice President's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived.

Source: NBC

They may have lost in their debut game at the Winter Olympics on Saturday night, but the first-ever joint Korean women's ice hockey team easily won the crowd.

Source: NBC

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