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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a news conference during the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver British Columbia

On the other hand, the North Korean news agency KCNA criticised, in an article published on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's statement made last week, in which he praised the sanctions policy of his USA counterpart, Donald Trump, considering that he had helped the two Koreas meet.

The statement says Pyongyang will dispatch the 140-member Samjiyon Orchestra to the South.

This comes amid anticipation that North Korea will send hundreds of athletes, officials, and cheerleaders, as well as reporters and performers, to the Games in Pyeongchang, about 50 miles down from the border.

Tension has been high as the North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests since previous year and Kim traded threats of war and personal attacks with US President Donald Trump.

North Korea is deploying a full range of tactics to gain the upper hand in its negotiations with South Korea, capitalizing on Seoul's strong desire to hold a successful Pyeonchang Olympics. More than 80 percent, however, were in favor of North Korea's participation at the upcoming Olympics.

In the article, the regime even threatens in a veiled way not to attend the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, underlining that "train and bus carrying our delegation to the Olympics are still in Pyongyang". High-ranking government officials and IOC members from both countries will also be present in Lausanne to elaborate on decisions regarding the format of North Korea's participation, as they missed the deadline for Olympic registration.

The cheese-loving crackpot was furious to hear South Korean President Moon Jae-In lavish praise on Donald Trump for opening up the talks with harsh sanctions on the pariah state.

South Korea had also reportedly proposed to hold military talks to reduce tension on the Korean Peninsula.

"The South should not put off, but wholly stop joint drills like "Key Resolve" and "Foal Eagle" if it really hopes for the improvement of inter-Korean ties, and has an intention to endeavor to create a peaceful environment on the peninsula", Uriminjokkiri said in a commentary titled "Joint Drills Main Source of Inviting Military Tensions".

Recently, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he was willing to open dialogue with South Korea, which would be the first formal talks in two years.

A joint statement after Monday's meeting didn't mention North Korea's well-known Moranbong Band, an all-female ensemble hand-picked by the North's leader Kim Jong Un.

The Moranbong Band is a group of North Korean dancers and musicians in the K-Pop (Korean pop) style, an energetic and genre-blending type of music popular across the world.

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