Four Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), capable of reaching the United States, and which sparked the ire of the worldwide community when they were tested a year ago, were among the hardware paraded past Kim Jong Un, his wife and sister Kim Yo Jong.
He will address troops at a U.S. air base outside Tokyo on Thursday before heading on to South Korea. Aides say the vice president is advancing a counter message, using the games as an opportunity for the South and the broader worldwide community to exert what President Donald Trump has termed "maximum pressure" against the North.
For his part, Abe said that Japan and the USA had "confirmed... that we can never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea". The U.S. heard Kim assert that North Korea has completed its state nuclear force and call for the mass production and the rapid deployment of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. USA officials declined to provide details of the expected sanctions.
He stressed the North Korean participation in the Olympics was to celebrate the global competition, not to use it as a political vehicle.
North Korea has 22 athletes competing in the Winter Olympics but also has sent performing artists and a large cheering group.
Even the USA delegation attending the Games is meant to reinforce the message of American resolve. During their talks Thursday, Pence and Moon were expected to confirm the date for the resumption of joint U.S. Warmbier and his wife were among Trump's guests at the State of the Union last month.
"Personally, Pence would feel uncomfortable just being in the same place with the North Koreans".
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And there is no prospect that Kim Yo Jong, who will attend the Olympics this weekend, will cross paths with US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who will attend the closing ceremony a fortnight later.
As such, the Vice President said the USA would be "ready for any eventuality".
Senior administration officials told CNN the South Korean government is pushing for Pence to hold some sort of meeting with the North Koreans and is quietly acting as an intermediary in trying to make it happen. "He's not going to South Korea to negotiate". With determined rhetoric - and the promise of more "aggressive" economic sanctions against the North - Pence is looking to refocus American allies on the North Korean threat. Moreover, it will take careful alliance management in Seoul and Washington to prevent North Korea's "charm offensive" from amplifying bilateral policy differences and driving a wedge between the allies.
North Korea cleverly included sanctioned entities in its Olympics entourage. The North Korean delegation will also include Kim Yong Nam, the country's nominal head of state, and Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee.
The delegations from both Koreas - technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice with neither side victorious - will parade together wearing the same costumes and under a sole flag at Friday's ceremony to open the Games in the southern city of Pyeongchang.
With Pyongyang on an Olympics-linked publicity drive - sending a troupe of performers, hundreds of female cheerleaders, and the sister of leader Kim Jong-un to the South - Pence said the U.S. "will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games". "And who takes a higher seat?"