Olympics breakthrough could lead to future North and South Korea talks

SEOUL, South Korea — On Tuesday morning, 5 North Koreans walked opposite the limit into the South and shook hands with their South Korean counterparts. It was a stage that was inconceivable just weeks ago.

The commission from the North incited on the charm, job the South Koreans their “brethren” and charity what they billed as their “first benefaction of the year.”

  • How North and South Korea reached Olympics agreement

The parties reached an agreement that means the North will send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. It will also send a entertaining territory and behaving humanities group. South Korea even wants to the two countries to impetus together in the opening ceremonies.

The South also wants to pull forward with reunifying families distant during the Korean War.

The talks went on for some-more scarcely 4 hours, with both Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in means to listen in.

But the biggest issue of all — the North’s nuclear arsenal — was not discussed. However, the two sides did confirm to free a military hotline used to equivocate random conflicts.

John Delury, an consultant on North Korean affairs, pronounced the North participating in the Olympics could open the doorway for serve talks.

“In and of itself the Olympics is not going to solve anything,” Delury told CBS News. “But if the Olympics is a starting point, then it can really open up the channel between North and South … and that’s the idea here, to make the Olympics the stepping mill to something else.”

So far, the North is not showing any eagerness to give up its nuclear weapons. But at the finish of the talks, the North Korean representative pronounced all of their nuclear weapons are forked at the United States and not at South Korea.

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