"There are no plans to meet with any North Korean officials during or after the Olympics; I want to be clear about that".
Ms Kim, believed to be about 30, was promoted in October to be an alternate member of the party's powerful politburo. She is a propaganda official and was blacklisted past year by the US Treasury Department over alleged human rights abuses and censorship.
If that's the case, it may already be paying off for Kim Jong Un.
Despite the fact that the North Korean Winter Olympic delegation will officially be led by Kim Yong Nam, Kim Jong Un'ssister will most likely be the focus of intense attention during the North Korean visit.
Tensions between the USA and North Korea have flared for months over repeated tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles by North Korea, as well as the country's nuclear weapons program, which experts believe includes weapons that will soon be advanced enough to reach the continental United States.
But sceptics think the North is trying to use the Olympics to weaken US-led sanctions and pressure against the country and buy more time to advance its nuclear weapons and missiles programme.
And with the two Korea's technically still at war, it's a delicate balancing act.
He is also bringing as his personal guest Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died past year days after his release from captivity in North Korea.
Today, the White House announced that Vice President Mike Pence would be attending the Olympics to represent the USA and "to promote the White House's "maximum pressure" policy on North Korea, encouraging allies to maintain hardline positions, and emphasize North Korea's autocracy and brutality as Pyongyang pursues positive media coverage".
North Korea's Winter Olympicsdelegation were swamped by media as they attended their welcome ceremony at the Athletes' Village in Gangneung on Thursday.
North Korea's delegation to the Olympics in South Korea will include athletes, a cheering squad, a performance-art troupe, observers, a taekwondo demonstration team and journalists, according to a statement from South Korean Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung.
Some diplomatic experts see North Korea's moves as being aimed at paving the way for an easing of the worldwide sanctions against it by improving ties with South Korea.
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North Korea has been responsible for "a cycle of broken promises, willful deception and escalating provocations", Pence said. There are - you know, North Korea is all about sort of ideological indoctrination the North Korean people.
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Australia can not afford to be naive about North Korea's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics , the foreign minister says. The 30-year-old, who has seen her profile rise steadily since 2014, was last year promoted to North Korea's Politburo.
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North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. He added that the parade would demonstrate the North's status as a world-class military power.
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Moon's spokesman, Kim Eui-kyeom, said the North Korean delegates will attend the Games' opening ceremony on Friday evening. North Korea has held a military parade in a show of strength on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
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