>> As the Winter Games wind down, the Trump White House is loading up a new round of North Korea sanctions. They are billing it as the biggest package yet. That's according to a senior administration official who says President Donald Trump will be talking about the new penalties on Friday.
Vice President Mike Pence signalled they were incoming two weeks ago when he spoke in Tokyo on his way to the Olympics opening ceremony. Trump is expected to reveal details in a Friday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, just days before the closing ceremony. This time it's Ivanka Trump in the stands with America's delegation, the president's daughter, and a senior White House adviser.
North Korea sending its own troupe of high level delegates, including a sanctioned Pyongyang official. Kim Jong Chol, vice president of the North's ruling Workers' Party, was blamed for a 2010 sinking of a South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors. The visit has sparked outrage in South Korea, but Seoul officials insist it's part of a process for peace.
>> We believe their participation in the closing ceremony will help improve relations between South and North Korea, and help bring peace to the Peninsula, including the North's denuclearization.>> While Pence's office says North Korea walked away from a meeting with his delegation earlier this month, South Korea says this time there are no meetings planned between the US and the North.