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Seoul says no plan on joint Korean bobsled team

Seoul says no plan on joint Korean bobsled team

The CPRC handles inter-Korean affairs within the North Korean government.

China, North Korea's main ally and principal trading partner, is not at the conference, which diplomats say will limit what can be achieved.

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On the other hand, the North Korean news agency KCNA criticised, in an article published on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's statement made last week, in which he praised the sanctions policy of his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, considering that he had helped the two Koreas meet.

"The south Korean chief executive should not be dreaming", the state-run KCNA news agency said in an editorial, accusing Moon of "brownnosing" the United States. Given Moranbong Band leader Hyun Song-wol's attendance at the working-level meeting, some analysts expect that she will lead the band on its trip to South Korea.

Despite efforts to strengthen ties between the countries, a recent survey showed that 70 percent of South Korean residents opposed the idea of forming a joint team with their neighbors.

The crossing, located in the demilitarised zone, was where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection to the South in November. "If sanctions are going to be effective in achieving the objective of bringing about diplomacy, (they) have to be used not as a hammer but actually as a nutcracker or a scalpel", he told the university panel.

"I am kind of shocked this happened so close to the Olympics".

"And it's getting more and more serious now".

But if North Korea sends a similar number of cheerleaders as it has in the past, its total delegation - including the band, high-level officials, observers, the Taekwondo demonstration team and reporters - could be the largest North Korean delegation to ever visit the South.

South Korea had also previously proposed that athletes from the two countries march together at the Games' opening ceremony.

Do, the sports minister, first broached the possibility of a joint hockey team last June, but the idea didn't seem to last long, with critics questioning its feasibility.

The North has displayed signs that it is positively considering both options. Murray doubted that any North Korean ice hockey players could add to the talent of her team.

The United States can point to the newfound cooperative tone and goodwill as a reason to ratchet down this country's own bombastic rhetoric.

"If you play your best, then you earn your ice time".

The statement also warned that North Korea could still change its mind on its participation in the Winter Games.

Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung said Tuesday that it was not easy for the two Koreas to discuss a variety of issues within a single session, according to Yonhap.

The Associated Press recently reported sliders from the two Koreas may share a four-man sled at next month's games.

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