Pence says South Korea President Moon supports U.S. additional sanctions on North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, Blue House in Seoul, South Korea February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hee-chul/Pool

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SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday South Korean President Moon Jae-in supports the U.S. decision to apply more sanctions on North Korea because Moon acknowledges pressure has helped bring Pyongyang to inter-Korean talks.

"President Moon reaffirmed to me his strong support of our extreme pressure campaign to continue to bring additional sanctions on North Korea," Pence told reporters on the second day of his trip to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Pence said North Korea's military parade on Thursday was "one more part of an ongoing provocation" and another effort by the North to display their ballistic missiles.

(Reporting by Christine Kim and Cynthia Kim; Editing by Editing by Paul Tait)

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