Pence to Lead US Delegation to Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Photo: AP/ Susan Walsh
Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

January 10, 2018 08:03 AM

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

A White House official said Wednesday that Pence will attend the games, scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang.

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Pence will also stop in Alaska to review intercontinental ballistic missile defense systems and in Japan. The White House says Pence will stress U.S. commitment to stability in the region to leaders of South Korea and Japan.

RELATED: North Korea to Go to South Korea's Olympics After Talks

North Korea has agreed to take part in the games in South Korea, and the two countries have agreed to hold more discussions on easing tension along their border, and to reopen a military hotline.

The U.S. and other world powers want North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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