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South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula

SEOUL: South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, will lead a high-level delegation at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Sunday. The delegation will also meet President Moon Jae-in. Kim was previously chief of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a top North Korean military intelligence agency which…