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Moon Vows Efforts to Eliminate N. Korea's Nuke Ambitions

21 September 2017

The honorary ambassador of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games also extended an invitation to North Korea, saying its participation will highlight the possibility of peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula.

"The people of South Korea have shown to the rest of the world that all power in a democratic nation originates from the people, and to myself, who became the president through such power, that the president, too, is only one of those people", he said.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, enter a special event in NY hosted by South Korea's Olympic organizing committee on September 20, 2017, to promote the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea's PyeongChang.

Here in the world's most worldwide metropolis, President Moon Jae-in begins his first UN foray as the South Korean president the first to take part in the UN General Assembly in his first year in office.

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North Korea's successful SLBM launches in 2016 have prompted more calls for nuclear submarines, with some analysts and politicians suggesting that South Korea could avoid U.S. restrictions by developing a nuclear submarine run by low-enriched uranium.

"South Korea's democracy is now moving forward to realize complete realization of people's empowerment", Moon said, according to a script of his acceptance speech released by the Blue House. There was no mention of US$8 million in aid Seoul is giving to North Korea through global organizations, according to the Cheong Wa Dae.

"As you may know, South Korea is one of the countries that are safest from terrorism".

"President Moon is implementing strong reform policies to resolve daunting, major issues ranging from eradicating deep-rooted problems that exist in the political and economic system to addressing the North Korean nuclear crisis and creating jobs", the Atlantic Council said.

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Pyeongchang, the first Asian host of the Winter Olympics outside Japan, will stage the event on February 9-25.

Based in Fort Hood, Texas, Kimmel's team is on a nine-month deployment in South Korea.

The Xinhua report did not link the exercises to the ongoing tensions over North Korea, which are expected to dominate the United Nations General Assembly in NY later on Tuesday.

During the opening ceremony at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, the athletes of North and South Korea entered the stadium together behind the Korean Unification Flag.

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Moon Vows Efforts to Eliminate N. Korea's Nuke Ambitions