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Gordon Chang: Pence Appeased South Korea's Moon at Olympics

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:48 PM

Vice President Mike Pence was appeasing South Korea by agreeing to meet with the North Koreans at the Olympics recently, a meeting that ultimately never occurred, Gordon Chang told Newsmax TV.

Chang appeared on "Newsmax Now" and spoke with host John Bachman about the volatile North Korean peninsula.

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"What Vice President Pence was doing I think was agreeing to meet with the North Koreans in order to keep Moon Jae In, the South Korean president, happy," Chang said. "And we want to do that because we want to make sure our alliance with South Korea remains strong. If the North Koreans bugged out, well that embarrasses Moon, but it does not embarrass the United States."

It was reported this week that a secret meeting between Pence and some members of the American delegation at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and the North Koreans was canceled at the last minute. The meeting was supposed to take place at the Blue House, the home of the South Korean president.

Chang said the United States and South Korea have different objectives when it comes to North Korea, with the U.S. wanting to disarm the rogue nation and South Korea's Moon hoping to see the peninsula unified as one country.

"There's a lot of gap between what we want and what [Moon] wants. What's important, though, is we're trying to make sure that the North Koreans don't drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea," Chang said. "I think Vice President Pence was showing some flexibility and he was trying to accommodate President Moon. That was absolutely the right thing to do."

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