Kim Jong-un, whose nuclear bomb and missile tests have stoked international tension, praised the South for hosting his state at the games in Pyeongchang.
Tuesday afternoon North Korean state news agency KCNA reported, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un thanked the South for being a “gracious host,” of the Winter Olympics and said the games were a positive step towards bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula.
Kim also noted the “warm climate of reconciliation” caused by the winter games, and “expressed thanks for the sincere and very impressive efforts” made by the South Korean government to welcome the Northern delegation.
Kim Jong-un stated:
“It is important to continue making good results by further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue created by the strong desire and common will of the North and the South with the Winter Olympics as a momentum,”
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