By Steve Dellar  |  02-09-2018   News
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And so it begins. Yes the 2018 Winter Olympics have kicked off in Pyeonchang and we already have a first very awkward moment when it could be seen that the South Korean hosts did not want to insult either of their two top guests, the North Koreans and the American Vice-Presidential couple, and so seated all of them around South Korean President Moon.

One picture, taken from the side, gave the appearance that VP Pence was in fact sitting next to NOKO’s Kim Jung-Un’s sister, Ms Kim Yo Jong, who many say is rumored to take over as the next leader and who is the official head of the hermit kingdom’s delegation to the games.

Commenters were quick to point out that: “Vice President Mike Pence is sitting only a few feet away from Kim Yo Jong, who is the very powerful sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during the winter Olympics #OpeningCeremony in South Korea. The two don't appear to have spoken to each other.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Vice President Mike Pence is sitting only a few feet away from Kim Yo Jong, who is the very powerful sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un during the winter Olympics <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OpeningCeremony?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OpeningCeremony</a> in South Korea. The two don&#39;t appear to have spoken to each other. <a href="https://t.co/ZyZwFYou1W">pic.twitter.com/ZyZwFYou1W</a></p>&mdash; David Hookstead (@dhookstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/dhookstead/status/961950374436528128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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For Asian commenters it was remarkable to notice that the North Koreans were in fact allowed to sit one row higher than the Americans.

Related coverage: <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/17951-Video-NOKO-Kim-s-Sister-Arrives-For-Olympics-2018">Video - NOKO Kim’s Sister Arrives For Olympics 2018 </a>.

As stated in our earlier report on the arrival of Ms Kim Yo Jong to the games, most political analysts agree that the North's decision to send her to the event shows the ambition (some say hope) of leader Kim Jung-Un to break out from diplomatic isolation by firstly improving his relations with the South and then later trying to build on that approach to open relations with the United States.

Certainly after the UN imposed further sanctions this year as to oil and other commodity deliveries, the North Koreans need a swift solution before their problems become unmanageable.

The Pence couple sat in a box with six other people. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife were to the right of the US couple, while South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife were positioned behind the Pences. VP Pence wore a red, white, and blue USA jacket.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The energy and pride while walking was unimaginable! I&#39;m so proud to have been able to walk at Opening Ceremony! Let the Games begin! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pyeongchang2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#pyeongchang2018</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Olympics?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Olympics</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamUSA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamUSA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/proud?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#proud</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/openingceremony?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#openingceremony</a> <a href="https://t.co/WysXOoFXD5">pic.twitter.com/WysXOoFXD5</a></p>&mdash; Aaron Tran (@AaronVaughnTran) <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronVaughnTran/status/961936829548191744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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http://thegoldwater.com/news/17951-Video-NOKO-Kim-s-Sister-Arrives-For-Olympics-2018

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The definition of near is near

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And I did not have sex with that woman…

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