PressTV-‘N Korea canceled secret meeting with Pence’

An official report says US Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to hold a secret meeting with North Korean officials during his visit to South Korea for the Winter Olympics but the North Koreans canceled.

Pence’s office told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the US vice president was to meet with Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, on February 10, however, the North Korean officials pulled out at the last minute.

The cancellation allegedly took place less than two hours after Pence spoke in favor of “toughest and most aggressive” sanctions against Pyongyang and denounced the North Korean leadership during his Asia tour.

“North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics,” Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff, told The…

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