PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, in the latest sign of rapidly warming relations between the estranged neighbors, triggered by the Olympic Games.
The invitation, delivered in person by Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, will likely cause consternation in Washington, where the Trump administration has been leading a campaign to put “maximum pressure” on the Kim regime to give up its nuclear program.
The meeting between the two Koreas came at the same time that Vice President Pence was in Seoul, where he had repeatedly called the Kim regime “the most tyrannical” on earth.
Moon, the progressive South Korean president who favors engagement with North Korea, hosted Kim Yo Jong, who came to Seoul as a special envoy for her brother, and Kim Yong Nam, who is technically North Korea’s head of state, for …