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"The fight is not over", Mattis said Sunday.

The North Korean delegation also included the country's 90-year-old head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

If peace isn't imminent, a summit in Pyongyang between Moon and Kim Jong Un seems preferable to recent months' threats.

Such a summit, if it came about, would mark the first time that leaders of the two Koreas have met since 2007.

"There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan on the need to continue to isolate North Korea economically and diplomatically until they abandon their nuclear and ballistic missile program", Vice President Mike Pence told reporters after a short visit here.

Pence and the North Korean delegation sat near each other at the ceremony but did not acknowledge or speak to each other.

SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae In pushed back against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's request at their meeting on Friday to carry out a U.S.

The IOC and the two Koreas signed a tripartite agreement on January 20 in Lausanne that set out the details of North Korea's Olympic participation, including the number of athletes, the sports they would take part in as well as their joint march. Kim has served as his propaganda chief, shaping his cult of personality at a time when her brother was purging hundreds of government officials and their families, either by sending them to prison camps or by killing them in horrific public executions to secure his grip on power.

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The invitation was issued through Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who was attending the Games with the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam.

The North's high-level delegation returned to Pyongyang from Incheon International Airport via private jet, just as they had arrived on Friday.

According to the Blue House, Yo Jong told Moon that Jong Un wanted to meet the president "in the near future" and would like for him to visit the North "at his earliest convenience".

In it, Kim Jong Un highlighted several huge intercontinental ballistic missiles, which were successfully flight tested three times a year ago and could reach deep into the U.S. mainland when perfected.

"We are now going to witness how powerful the sports can bring to promote peace and reconciliation and friendship and harmony between South and North Korea", former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who spoke before the show began, said.

If North Korea is attacked it could also lash out against South Korea where millions of people live near the border between the two countries.

Japanese editorials sounded a similar warning, saying dialogue would be meaningless unless it led to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

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