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- US Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Japan and South Korea ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
- Pence told reporters in remarks that were posted online Monday night that his trip would signal a united front with Japan and South Korea in the face of North Korean aggression.
- President Donald Trump's right-hand man also said the US hopes to ensure North Korea "doesn't use the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime."
US Vice President Mike Pence is going to meet with the leaders of Japan and South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
In remarks published online early Tuesday morning, Pence highlighted two main goals for the visit: to signal a united front with Japanese and South Korean leaders in opposition to a rogue North Korea, and to cheer on American athletes at the Olympic Games, which are set to begin February 9.
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