New Formula: Pressure Plus Diplomacy on North Korea

• Will diplomacy between the Koreas lead to direct conversations between North Korea and the U.S.? If diplomacy is serious, everybody knows it has to lead to negotiations between the two key players.

Where that does that leave the U.S. and the Trump administration’s efforts, largely successful so far, to exert maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to step back from its nuclear and missile adventurism?

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The Guardian -
Kim Jong-un praises 'sincere, impressive' South Korea

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has praised the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” after a delegation returned from their three-day visit to the South for the Winter Olympics. Kim expressed “satisfaction” over their visit, according to state media, and gave his gratitude for “sincere” and “very impressive” efforts made by Seoul to receive them.

Seoul said on Monday that it would push ahead with its plans for reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean war in order to sustain the dialogue prompted by the North Korean delegation’s visit.

DW -
North Korea praises South after delegates return from Olympic visit

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. After months of rebuffing invitations from Seoul to attend the Olympics, Pyongyang performed an about-face at the turn of the year.

The success of the delegation's three-day visit to the Games had reaffirmed the importance of boosting the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" between the two sides, the North's state-run KCNA agency reported Kim as saying. Read more: In Seoul, Germany's Steinmeier warns Koreas that reunification needed luck, and hard work. "After receiving the delegation's report, Kim Jong Un expressed satisfaction over it and said that very impressive were the features of the south side which specially prioritized the visit of the members of the DPRK side who took part in the Winter Olympics," KCNA said.

NBC News -
Kim Jong Un says it's 'important' to shore up dialogue with South: KCNA

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said it is important to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" after meeting with the high-level delegation that returned to the North after their three-day visit in the South for the Winter Olympics, the North's state media said on Tuesday. "It is important to continue making good results by further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue created by the strong desire and common will of the North and the South with the Winter Olympics as a momentum," Kim was quoted in English by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying in a meeting with the delegation, according South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Global News -
Pyeongchang or PyeongChang: What’s the right way to spell the Olympic town?

South Korean city of Pyeongchang wins right to host 2018 Winter Olympics. So they decided to add a capital C and spell the town’s name, PyeongChang, “making it more visually distinct from Pyongyang,” the article stated.

Many news outlets, including Global News and BBC News, use this spelling as it’s in line with the Canadian Press and Associated Press style guide.

Fox News -
Miles from Winter Olympics, three Americans remain detained in North Korea

It’s been reported that Chul was a pastor, and in his public "confession," Kim said he was a spy for the South Korea intelligence service and was trying to spread Christianity among North Koreans.

Since the death of American college student Otto Warmbier last June after the he spent 17 months locked away in North Korea.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte