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Pence Signals Openness to Talks With North Korea at Olympics

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Kim Sends Sister to Olympics as Pence Talks North Korea Sanctions

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declined to rule out talks with North Korean officials while attending Winter Olympics events in South Korea, even as he urged the isolated regime to abandon it nuclear program.

“I haven’t requested any meeting, but we’ll see what happens,” Pence told reporters at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, before departing for Tokyo. “My message -- whatever the setting, whoever’s present -- will be the same. And that is that North Korea must once and for all abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile ambitions.”