North Korea and South Korea just finished up their first official diplomatic talks in over two years, the two sides were able to agree that the DPRK will participate in their first Winter Olympics since 2010. Meaning the Koreas sat down at the dinner table and also decided to reopen a military hotline, pledging to hold further talks. Both sides confirmed that “current military tension must be resolved.” South Korea will temporarily lift sanctions on North Korea, allowing them to participate in next month’s Olympics.
What does this mean? North Korea will send athletes, delegates, reporters and fans to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month marking the first time North Korea has sent any athlete to South Korea since before the 1988 boycott of the Seoul Olympic “Tony The Tiger” games.
What else does this mean? North Korea STILL hates Donald Trump and the USA. North Korean officials declined to discuss their nuclear weapons program, saying in a statement that only the U.S. needed to worry about nukes, not their “brethren” in South Korea. “This is not a matter between North and South Korea, and to bring up this issue would cause negative consequences and risks turning all of today’s good achievement into nothing,” the statement said. South Korea’s unification minister added,“We will closely coordinate with the United States, China, Japan and other neighbors in this process.”
Fast-forward to later this week, when Trump alzheimer-tweets some sort of ill-advised, cyberbully statement about how North and South Korea have the shortest athletes in the world….or something else that’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard this week. He’s going to ruin the Olympics somehow. It’s his destiny.