North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

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Officials ‘dangled’ face-to-face talks at Winter Olympics, which collapsed after vice-president condemned human rights record

North Korean officials “dangled” a historic meeting with the US vice-president Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics but pulled out at the last minute, the White House claimed on Tuesday.

The face-to-face encounter in South Korea would have been the first between senior officials from the Donald Trump administration and Pyongyang, which are in a standoff over Kim Jong-un’s pursuit of nuclear missiles that threaten the US mainland.

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