North Korea Invites The United States TV Crew To The Ski Resort

Rebecca Min, Jan. 23, 2018, 10:24 a.m.


North Korea has invited NBC, one of the official broadcasters of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, to Masikryong Ski Resort, where South and North Korean skiers are expected to train together. NBC aired a 1 minute-and-31-second teaser for an exclusive report by anchor Lester Holt.

The full report will be aired on "Nightly News" under the title "Rogue Nation's Olympic Ambitions" on Tuesday.

In January last year, NBC branded the ski resort the scene of human rights violation and a propaganda project. It slammed the "backbreaking work that keeps North Korea's top ski resort open," with work gangs of "men, women and children, red-faced from the blizzard conditions and freezing cold."

But NBC is also an official Olympic broadcaster, and it seems the regime is determined to promote the resort all over the world by piggybacking on the Olympics.

Meanwhile, the North on Sunday issued a set of stamps titled "accomplishment of the historic cause of perfecting the national nuclear forces."

It features images of intercontinental ballistic missiles tested last year.

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