South Korea Winter Olympics: doubts raised over American athletes taking part

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, says the situation with North Korea has to be watched closely to ensure safety of sports stars

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has cast doubt on American athletes’ participation in next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea due to heightened tensions with North Korea.

When asked in an interview on Fox News if US participation was a “done deal,” Haley said: “There’s an open question. I have not heard anything about that, but I do know in the talks that we have – whether it’s Jerusalem or North Korea – it’s about, how do we protect the US citizens in the area?”

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