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Kim's Smiling Sister Exploits Trump-Moon Divide

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Bloomberg’s Peter Pae reports on Kim Yo Jong shaking hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.(Source: Bloomberg)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deployed a new weapon at the Olympics to fight back against the Trump administration’s sanctions and threats of a preemptive strike against his nuclear program: His sister.

Kim Yo Jong shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, cheered enthusiastically for a unified Korean team, and displayed a sense of humor in weekend meetings. She also delivered a letter inviting Moon to a summit with her brother in Pyongyang, and asked him to play a “leading role” in reuniting the two Koreas after nearly seven decades.