U.S. participation in PyeongChang Olympics apparently in some doubt over security concerns

U.S. participation in PyeongChang Olympics apparently in some doubt over security concerns

[Ed. – Two very high officials within 24 hours suggesting the situation is subject to a security veto sounds like there’s real concern.  As there should be.]

Nikki Haley, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, suggested that the United States’ participation in February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea remains up in the air, while the White House said Thursday that “no official decision has been made” regarding the games. …

A spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the U.N. said on Thursday that Haley’s statements were taken out of context.

“The United States looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in the Republic of Korea next year,” the spokesperson said. “As always, the protection of American citizens overseas is our most important priority. We remain closely engaged with the Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues as we do every Olympics.”

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On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited security considerations when she said going to the Olympics wasn’t set in stone.

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