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North Korean defector attends State of the Union

North Korean defector attends State of the Union

The Warmbiers, along with their children Austin and Greta, attended the address where Trump pledged "to honor Otto's memory with American resolve".

"North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could soon threaten our homeland", Trump warned.

He used a rickety old pair of crutches to flee North Korea in 2006 and made his way through China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand before finding his final freedom. Critics have been eager to pin the threat of North Korea being able to nuke the USA on the President's language.

In all three ICBM launches in 2017, North Korea fired its missiles at steep angles.

"This is typical behavior of North Korea - trying to surprise the counter-party by pulling this kind of trick", said Go Myung-hyun of the Seoul-based Asan Institute, a think tank.

In the past week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo has spoken to a number of news outlets, claiming that North Korea will have a nuclear warhead capable of striking the U.S. within a few months. "I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this very unsafe position".

However, with United Nations sanctions imposing comprehensive restrictions on oil flowing into North Korea, "shipping petrol to the North will be harder than before", the official said.

"We are mindful that Kim Jong-un continues to present a risk not only to the United States but to the world", said Pompeo.

The standoff, he said, "requires a steel-willed realism and clarity as to what are the objectives" while Kim Jong-un sees nuclear weapons as "essential to unifying Korea" under his own dictatorship. The country also tested a nuclear weapon that USA officials assess was a hydrogen bomb.

"Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the United States, and they have been aggravated since Trump took office", it said, referencing the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville past year.




Ji then stood up, lifting up his crutch above his head, to a standing ovation.

With the two nations planning a range of events around the Olympics as goodwill measures, they had scheduled a joint cultural performance at the North's Mount Kumgang tourist resort on the east coast, just north of the De-Militarized Zone on Feb 4.

South Korea's Unification Minister, Cho Myoung-Gyon, said that North Korea has canceled a joint cultural event, which was scheduled for February 4th in the lead up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The Trump administration has focused on North Korea as the most imminent threat, but its approach of "maximum pressure" on the regime has thus far failed to change Pyongyang's behavior or open a door to negotiations.

The South Koreans will fly back Thursday accompanied by North Korean alpine and cross-country skiers who have been invited to participate in the Olympics, the ministry said.

The chartered flight carrying South Korean skiers and officials, takes off for North Korea at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said in an interview Monday that the United States is waiting for a sustained hiatus in North Korea's missile and nuclear testing as a sign that it is serious about discussions.

"Today he lives in Seoul, where he rescues other defectors and broadcasts into North Korea what the regime fears the most -- the truth", Trump said.

There's a possibility that the South's delegation will travel to the North by land as an alternative.

The skiers are reserve members of South Korea's national team and won't be participating in the Pyeongchang Games that start February 9.

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