The US state Department said that the DPRK’s decision to participate in the Olympics is a positive step, but we need to make sure that she did not violate the sanctions

The U.S. Department of state welcomed the negotiations between the Republic of Korea and the Korean people’s Democratic Republic. At the briefing, on 9 January said the US Deputy Secretary of state Steve Goldstein, said the press service of the state Department.

He noted that the talks North and South Korea is a positive development, but the United States advocated the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and await the negotiations on this subject.

According to Goldstein, the DPRK’s decision to participate in the winter Olympics is a positive step, but care must be taken that it does not violate the sanctions.

9 January in the village of Panmunjom located in the demilitarized zone on the border of North and South Korea, have been diplomatic talks between the two countries. The main topic was the potential involvement of North Korea in the winter Olympics, which will be held from 9 to 25 February in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

The North Korean side during the talks, proposed sending a delegation of high rank, artists, athletes, and journalists to the Olympics in 2018. South Korean diplomats have taken the initiative to athletes of both countries came together at the opening ceremony and closing of Games.

On 3 January 2017, the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN has ordered the resumption of a hot line with South Korea. Telephone calls representatives of the two countries took place on the same day.

The previous meeting between senior representatives of Seoul and Pyongyang took place in December 2015.

Technically North and South Korea are still at war, as after the military conflict in 1950-1953 the years, the countries never signed a peace agreement.




The US state Department said that the DPRK’s decision to participate in the Olympics is a positive step, but we need to make sure that she did not violate the sanctions 10.01.2018

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