Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

BREAKING: Crew USA could not attend 2018 Winter Olympics over fears of conflict with North Korea


US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has mentioned that it stays an “open query” whether or not to ship athletes to the occasion in South Korea which takes place between Feb 9 and 25.

There are considerations that security of US members within the video games may very well be in danger in the event that they attend due to the threats of conflict from Kim Jong-un’s communist state.

The ambassador mentioned that President Donald Trump and his administration had been nonetheless engaged on making an attempt to “discover out one of the simplest ways” to ensure that athletes security was protected in the course of the worldwide occasion.

She mentioned: “It is a excellent alternative for all of them to go and do one thing they’ve labored so arduous for.

“What we’ll do is, we’ll ensure that we’re taking each precaution attainable to ensure that they’re secure and to know every thing that is occurring round them.”

Nevertheless, she added the US was nonetheless whether or not it was secure to attend the video games given the instability surrounding the area given the shut proximity of the Olympics to North Korea.

Requested whether or not she may assure the US’s attendance, she mentioned: “There’s an open query.

“I’ve not heard something about that, however I do know within the talks that we’ve got — whether or not it is Jerusalem or North Korea — it is about, how will we shield the US residents within the space?”

Fears for the protection of People going to the South Korean video games comes after a variety of missile checks launched by Pyongyang in latest months.

A member of the US Senate’s Armed Providers Committee additionally warned this week that households of US army ought to go away South Korea resulting from fears conflict between America and North Korea is “getting shut”.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has warned that the rising tensions between the the US and Kim Jong-un’s corrupt regime means severe preparations for conflict should be taken, together with evacuating the area.

He mentioned: “I would like the Pentagon to cease sending dependents and I feel it’s now time to start out shifting American dependents out of South Korea.

“We’re getting near a army battle as a result of North Korea is marching towards marrying up the know-how of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on high that may not solely get to America, however ship the weapon.

“We’re working out of time.”

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