Mike Pence raises prospect of U.S-North Korea talks


WASHINGTON — The U.S. and South Korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, which could potentially lead to direct talks with Washington without pre-conditions, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

Speaking to the Washington Post aboard Air Force Two while returning from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Pence said the Trump administration would keep up its “maximum pressure campaign” against Pyongyang but would be open to possible talks at the same time.

Image: Mike Pence, Kim Yong Nam, Kim Yo Jong

Vice President Mike Pence (bottom right) watches the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday. Kim Yo Jong (top right), sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was seated just a few feet away.