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North Korea Is Sending Military Hardliner Kim Yong Chol to the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Here's What to Know

Saturday - 24/02/2018 16:33
The opening ceremony more than two weeks ago was attended by Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, where she invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for talks.
North Korea Is Sending Military Hardliner Kim Yong Chol to the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Here's What to Know
North Korea Is Sending Military Hardliner Kim Yong Chol to the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Here's What to Know

As the Winter Olympics comes to an end in South Korea this weekend, eyes will be trained on a potential encounter between a hardline military general from North Korea, and the daughter of the U.S. President.

Kim Yong Chol is leading North Korea’s delegation at the closing ceremony, which is also due to be attended by U.S. presidential adviser Ivanka Trump. The former North Korean intelligence chief’s three-day trip to the country is already stirring controversy due to his links to attacks on South Korea.

North Korea’s decision to send Kim came hours after the White House announced that it would send Ivanka Trump to Pyeongchang, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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