Although the US has not formally requested a meeting with the North Korean delegation, which will be attending the Olympic Games, Pence has not ruled out the possibility of coming face to face with them during his visit.
"Well, with respect to the vice president's trip to the Olympics and whether or not there would be an opportunity for any kind of a meeting with North Korea, I think we'll just see", Tillerson said.
The petition follows the IOC's refusal of a request Monday for 15 Russian athletes and coaches "cleared of doping" to attend the Pyeongchang Games.
Pence departed Monday for Japan and South Korea, aiming to ensure North Korea doesn't "hijack" the games as it participates on a joint team with the South, in the view of the White House.
North Korea plans to send members of its cultural delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on a ferry, amid concerns that travel by sea could curb global sanctions on the regime.
Tuesday's announcement came hours before a North Korean ferry carrying a 140-member art troupe was expected to arrive in the South Korean port of Mukho after being escorted by South Korean naval vessels.
However, there are tensions between US scepticism and the optimism of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to use the Games to improve relations with the North and open the door to eventual talks on its weapons programs.
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Seoul has said it will seek high-level talks with the North Korean delegation during the visit, Yonhap reported. Fred Warmbier's presence is "not a signal of a softer line", Kim said.
As for Pence's delegation, the father of late US student Otto Warmbier's father, Fred Warmbier, will be accompanying the vice president to the Olympic Games opening ceremony.
"It is outrageous that there is no concrete reason which explains my exclusion from the Olympics, and furthermore people now view me as an athlete who used doping", Ahn wrote in an open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach last month. He'll also be visiting Japan and South Korea.
Ivanka is also expected to attend some of the sporting events that United States athletes are competing in. Look at the delegation that they're sending - it's not filled with athletes.
What are relations like between North and South Korea?
Oser said his student is well recovering from a cold and remaining in good condition to give his best performance at the Olympics, where men's figure skating competitions are scheduled on Feb 16-17.
"They were replaced by some 900 military soldiers".
There had been speculation that Brendan would not return to the series following backstage clashes with the judges. Cole received many messages of thanks and support, with some saying the show would not be the same without him.
The US has released several videos of the intercept, showing the Su-27 buzzing and hovering near the US spy plane. The smallest lapse of focus or error in airmanship by the intercepting aircrew can have disastrous consequences.
A wind chill advisory will remain in effect until 10 AM this morning, with wind chills forecast to be 20-25° below. Snow may very well mix with and changeover to rain, especially from the Lehigh Valley and points south and east.
Apple told Bloomberg that it has indeed " received questions from some government agencies", and that it is "responding to them". Apple has since apologized for not being more forthcoming and is replacing batteries on older iPhones for $29, a $50 discount.
Users who want to disable SMS features can do so by going to their contact card in the Alexa app and toggling it off. Last year, Amazon also introduced a feature that would allow Echo users to call and message for free.
At least three soldiers were on Friday killed after an avalanche hit an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Officials said an avalanche hit the post of Army's Rajputana battalion near Sonpundi post in Machil sector around 4 pm.
Egypt hopes the inauguration of the new museum, along with the recent discoveries, will draw visitors back to the country. Waziri told Egyptian media that the tomb has the decorative elements and the the architectural style of the 5th Dynasty.
It was not immediately known if the cleared athletes would seek to take part in this month's Winter Olympics . The Russian team initially won 33 medals in Sochi, including 13 golds, to put it ahead of Norway and Canada.
She proceeded to speak directly to Nassar, informing him that his actions would "haunt survivors [for] the rest of their lives". Nassar will begin serving his sentences in a federal prison but it was not immediately clear which one.
Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is held by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full. Destroying Pakistani posts is not enough and we also need to inflict human damage on Pakistan's army personnel.
The 84-year-old "Carnage" director pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor, but fled the country in 1978 before sentencing. Thurman had safety concerns about driving the vehicle , but she was assured by Tarantino that there were no problems.
Meanwhile, Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces have compounded the suffering in northern and eastern Syria. The UN has a plan to reach 700,000 people with relief in the next two months, if it can obtain permission to proceed.
The contractors spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations and declined to reveal the exact size of the drawdown. An Associated Press reporter at the Al-Asad base in western Iraq saw troop movements reflecting the account by contractors.
While there are some concerns about Luck's health, McDaniels must have confidence that he will be ready for next season. National Football League rules prohibited the Colts from making the hiring official until the Patriots' season ended.
Jamie Carragher has said Van Dijk needs to lose weight and it will be interesting to see if Klopp brings him back in this weekend. If not, and Eriksen creates himself a foothold from which to dictate the game, Spurs may well leapfrog them into third.
For the March quarter, PayPal said it expects profit of 53 cents a share, a penny below consensus estimates of 54 cents. Shares of PayPal Holdings, Inc .(NASDAQ: PYPL ) have seen a movement of -0.63% in the most recent session.
EasyJet's new boss Johan Lundgren has volunteered to cut his pay to the same level as former chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall. The company recognizes that re is still room for improvement, and objective is that, for 2020, 20% of new pilots are women.