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N. Korea warms to South after visit, volume down on border broadcasts

2018-02-14 10:08:36       source:Asahi Shimbun

February 13, 2018

SEOUL -- North Korea's leader said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from a visit to the South, as his foes reiterated the need to keep up maximum pressure and sanctions.

Kim Jong Un gave instructions for measures aimed at more inter-Korean engagement after his younger sister Kim Yo Jong led a three-day visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, North Korea's state media reported on Tuesday.

It did not specify what those instructions were.

The United States has appeared to endorse deeper post-Olympics engagement between the two Koreas that could lead to talks between Pyongyang and Washington. U.S. officials have also said international sanctions should be ramped up to push North Korea to give up its nuclear program.

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