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"I leave here very confident that we are going to continue to do the things we've known have to be done to continue to pressure North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions", Pence said.
Pence's tweeted day-after position: "The U.S. will not allow the propaganda charade by the North Korean regime to go unchallenged on the world stage". "It was done in hockey, so why not with us?" he said.
The Winter Olympics opened with a spectacular ceremony on Friday, attended by several heads of state who witnessed the joint march of North and South Korean athletes, as Games systems played up.
According toSeoul on Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, shortly after the ceremony where Kim Jong Un's sister approached and greeted with South's president.
Moon's office says the North Korean delegates were served traditional food from the Gangwon province, a mountainous coastal area that's home to the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung.
The Olympics-inspired detente mood flared after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly expressed his willingness to send an Olympic delegation.
The spokesman said Mr Moon replied that the North and South should continue to work to build conditions so that a summit can take place.
Warning against North Korea's "smile diplomacy", foreign policy experts urge the worldwide community to carefully gauge how serious Pyongyang is about engaging in negotiations for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
In its first reports about the Games, North Korea's state-run media slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behavior not in line with the spirit of the Olympics.
Later Saturday night, they all joined the chief of the International Olympic Committee to watch the debut of the inter-Korean team in the women's ice hockey tournament. Two players, one South Korean and the other North Korean, appeared on the opening ceremony and climbed stairs together with the Olympic torch that they handed to Olympic champion figure skater Yuna Kim.
The North only agreed last month to attend its first Olympics in the South, but each time Pyongyang considers sending a delegation to a sporting event in South Korea drama often seems to follow. White House officials stressed that Pence had applauded only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president's refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts.
2018 Winter Olympics organizers established that the Games' systems were hacked two days ago in a cyber attack that took their internet and television services offline, according to Reuters. North Korean Jong Su Hyon had one of Korea's three shots in the first.
It is now unclear how the unidentified Korean man was able to jump the barriers and get onto the ice chute but local police in Pyeongchang, the South Korean resort where the two week tournament is held, say they are investigating.
South Korea has been using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with the reclusive North, which has been trading nuclear threats with the United States recently.
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