North Korea backed out of secret meeting with Mike Pence

US Vice President Mike Pence (right) and North Korea's Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. PHOTO |ODD ANDERSEN | AFP

What you need to know:

  • US vice president did not interact with the North Koreans even though he was seated in the same box as them at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
  • Analysts say the North's Olympic diplomatic drive sought to loosen international sanctions against it and undermine the alliance between Seoul and Washington.

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