Kim Jong Un impressed with South Korea's treatment of sister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo Jong the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul South Korea in this undated

North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and missile technologies, but has become more all-encompassing after its accelerated missile testing.

Trump invited Ji Seong-ho to sit in the gallery with the first lady during his State of the Union address last month.

Legislators cheered as the president introduced Mr Ji, and the 35-year-old triumphantly waved the crutches he had used to escape North Korea after a train ran over his limbs.

Ji said Trump's gesture raised global awareness of their fight to escape the North, as well as grim situations facing other North Koreans.

The US later also announced that it was ready to engage in direct talks with North Korea, US Vice-President Mike Pence said in an interview with the Washington Post. He expressed gratitude to the South for "making their possible and honest efforts" for their guests from the North.

On Wednesday, McSally said she was "cringing" at the coverage.

An outspoken critic of Pyongyang, Ji drew the North's ire.

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There are expectations that South Korea may resume the provision of some humanitarian aid to North Korea, although Pyongyang has shown no signs of giving up its policy of developing nuclear weapons and missiles that can reach the USA mainland.

The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South and led by the younger sister of the North's leader Kim Jong Un, concluded its visit on Sunday after intriguing the South Korean public, but still faces deep skepticism over Pyongyang's sincerity towards improving relations.

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, has praised the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" after a delegation returned from their three-day visit to the South for the Winter Olympics. Nevertheless, many South Koreans are enjoying meeting and seeing North Koreans for the first time.

The North has since sent its athletes to the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang, along with cheerleaders and performers, and dispatched a diplomatic delegation that included Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong.

"As someone who competed in four Olympics and knows it isn't about you, your team, or your country, I saw the power of what it did last night", she added.

"We want to make sure North Korea understands us, and if there's an opportunity for talks that can communicate the fixed policy of the United States of America to them, the president has made it clear he always believes in talking".

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