A delegation from North Korea has said Pyongyang would be “very willing” to hold discussions with Washington in an effort to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula. The news came as the Winter Olympics drew to a close.
President Donald Trump has called the new set of sanctions the "largest ever" targeting North Korea. The move comes as Trump's daughter Ivanka is in South Korea for the end of the Winter Olympics.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the US risks jeopardizing co-operation over North Korea. A terse response was issued after Washington imposed sanctions against a range of targets, including Chinese firms.
More than 60 percent of South Koreans believe President Moon should sit down with Kim Jong Un at a summit designed to improve bilateral relations and ease the military tensions that have dogged the region for many years.
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