Ivanka Trump set to watch some Olympic events

South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

The Blue House has said there are no official opportunities for USA and North Korean officials to meet. Her arrival at the airport was broadcast live on TV, and she had dinner with President Moon Jae-in in the presidential compound, according to South Korean media.

At a closed-door meeting before a banquet Friday night at the presidential compound, Moon told Trump that talks on denuclearization and the inter-Korean dialogue must move forward side by side, Moon's press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, told reporters.

United States authorities issued images of allegedly falsified information on the stern of a North Korean ship, and of the same vessel transferring suspected oil from a Panama-flagged ship, in violation of worldwide sanctions.

"The President is clearly frustrated, and rightly so, over efforts that have failed in the past and also over the uptick in testing and the advancements we have seen in the North Korean program in the recent period of time and over the last couple of decades", an official said.

Friday's action targets one person, 27 entities and 28 vessels, which are located, registered or flagged in North Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama or the Comoros. Expect China to maintain some unofficial trade with North Korea, drawing criticism, especially from the U.S., which released its harshest sanctions to date yesterday.

She was chatting with members of the delegation including South Korea First Lady Kim Jung-suk, while watching from the box. Also with her was International Olympic Committee board member and 1998 hockey gold medalist Angela Ruggiero.

She will be heading up the United States delegation attending the closing ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Schneider added that Pai has received death threats and that his "property has been invaded by the George Soros crowd". Prior recipients have included Vice-President Mike Pence and radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Like Pence, Ivanka Trump is not scheduled to meet any North Korean officials during her visit to Seoul and Pyeongchang. The two had no apparent contact.

During the dinner, President Moon said that the denuclearization dialogue and the inter-Korean dialogue on the Korean Peninsula can not go separately, and this process should progress hand-in-hand, according to Yoon Young-chan, a spokesperson for the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

That's certainly a significant increase in pressure on North Korea as its foreign trade diminishes.

President Trump's strategy has consisted of outlandish and bellicose threats of military action directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even bragging that his "nuclear button" is bigger and more powerful than Kim's.

While the games appear to have paved the way for possible rapprochement between the Koreas, U.S. and North Korean officials have yet to make direct contact.

A 2018 US intelligence community assessment said that North Korea's commitment to having nuclear weapons, which it describes as "the basis for its survival", suggests that Pyongyang "does not intend to negotiate them away".

Mnuchin would not discuss whether the sanctions would be enforced by a full naval blockade of North Korea.

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