North and South Korea have shared a heavily fortified border since the Korean War ended in a ceasefire, not a peace treaty.
The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, concludes its visit on Sunday after charming and intriguing the South Korean public, but still faces deep skepticism over Pyongyang's sincerity towards improving relations.
On his flight to Alaska on Saturday, the vice president said he left Asia "encouraged that we will continue to work very closely to continue and intensify the maximum pressure campaign" against North Korea.
Pence said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea.
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Some even went so far as to set a North Korean flag on fire, prompting police to intervene. The North and the United States were also holding a series of high-level talks on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
But North Korea's awful record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind.
But as the peninsula tries to de-escalate the threat of nuclear war, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned the U.S.is slated to impose another round of sanctions against North Korea.
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"What can not be overlooked is that Moon did not directly demand North Korea to abandon its nuclear development".
Even if he had met the North Korean officials, Pence would simply have reiterated his mantra that North Korea can not reap the benefits of being part of the community of nations while it threatens the world with its nuclear and missile aggression.
While Moon did not hesitate to shake hands and smile with his North Korean visitors, Pence didn't appear to even look in the direction of the North Korean delegation during the Friday event.
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"I will say what needs to be said", Mr Abe had told his aides before leaving Japan for his third bilateral meeting with Mr Moon, reported the Nikkei Asian Review. South Korea wants a northern neighbor without nukes; North Korea vows to keep its weapons until the United States discards its "hostile" policies against the country.
They seem to have gone unheeded.
After two failed Olympic bids that emphasized the high-sounding notion that the games could help make peace with North Korea, Pyeongchang finally sold its successful try in 2011 on the decidedly capitalistic goal of boosting winter sports tourism in Asia. But Pence's time sidestepping the North Koreans at the Olympics was punctuated by awkward, stoic photos and no-shows.
Pence has also spent the days leading up to the Olympics highlighting North Korea's human rights abuses and cross-border military provocations - particularly when he met with North Korean defectors and visited the memorial of Cheonan vessel, which is widely believed to have been torpedoed by the North in 2010. -South Korea relationship. Behind the scenes, Pence was working hard to preserve at least the basic framework of unity in the alliance.