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UN Welcomes Korea Talks Which Can Build Confidence and Trust

Swedish Ambassador Olaf Skoog said North Korea's decision to participate in the Winter Olympics is "a positive development"

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    North Korea to Join Olympics in Pyeongchang

    North and South Korea held their first major joint talk in two years, with North Korea agreeing to reopen a military hotline and sending delegates to Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a push for renewed ties with South Korean leadership, following a year of heightened tensions from North Korea with the rest of the world over its expanding nuclear and missile programs. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018)

    The U.N. Security Council is welcoming talks between the two Koreas saying they can open "possibilities for confidence building and trust building on the Korean peninsula."

    The council expressed hope in a statement that dialogue between North Korea and South Korea will reduce tensions and lead toward denuclearization of the peninsula.

    The Security Council issued the statement after a closed briefing Wednesday on the meeting between senior officials of North and South Korea. The session was requested by Sweden and Poland.

    Swedish Ambassador Olaf Skoog said after the meeting that North Korea's decision to participate in the Winter Olympics is "a positive development."

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the press on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2017, on President Trump's response to Steve Bannon's claims about the President. 

    She also addressed the press's questions on the President's tweet about North Korea in which he stated the U.S.'s nuclear button is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than North Korea's. 

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018)

    He welcomed the agreement on continued military-to-military talks and the reopened inter-Korean military hotline, saying these are important channels "to avoid misunderstanding and to reduce tensions."