It is an “open question” whether or not or no longer US athletes will take part within the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid emerging tensions with North, the US ambassador to the UN has stated.
Nikki Haley advised Fox News that the US would take “every precaution” to verify the security of its athletes.
“We have to watch this closely, and it’s changing by the day,” she stated.
The Games shall be held in Pyeongchang, simply 50 miles (80km) from the border that separates the North and South.
North Korea has won world condemnation for a sequence of missile assessments.
The US army flew a B-1B bomber over South Korea on Wednesday as a part of an enormous joint aerial drill, in a transfer noticed as a caution to the North.
On 29 November, North Korea stated it had effectively examined a brand new form of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that might succeed in the entire of continental United States.
Despite the tensions, Ms Haley stated the Trump management would attempt to “find out the best way” to verify athletes who attended the Games have been safe.
“We will make sure that we’re taking every precaution possible to make sure that they’re safe, and to know everything that’s going on around them,” she stated.
This follows the announcement that Russia is banned from next year’s Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee introduced the ban after a 17-month investigation into state-sponsored doping in Russia.
The Games shall be held Nine-25 February 2018.