Kim Jong Un’s brutal North Korean regime will march alongside their southern neighbors during the opening ceremonies of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games; officially entering the competition under a “unified Korean” flag.
Both North and South Korean officials announced the decision Wednesday, signaling a further flaw in the ice-cold relations between the two countries that have technically been in a state of war since 1950.
The flag –a blue silhouette of the Korean peninsula against a white background- will officially replace the South Korean flag during the ceremonies; the first time a host nation will not open the competition under their own flag.
The two nations also confirmed their intention to unite their female hockey teams into a single roster.
Following weeks of negotiations, North Korea is prepared to send its delegation of over 200 athletes, reporters, and supporters into South Korea. The “easing of tensions” began earlier this year when dictator Kim Jong Un wished the staunch American ally a “successful” Olympic Games.
The two nations will unite under a unified flag when the games began February 9th.
DOOMSDAY BACK ON: Kim Says Nuclear Weapons ‘ONLY AIMED’ at USA
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un attempted to smooth relations with South Korea and other nations in the region on Tuesday, telling world leaders that their nuclear arsenal was “only aimed” at the United States; re-confirming the communist nation’s intentions of furthering its advances missile program.
According to Fox News, Ri Son Gwon, the head of the hermit kingdom’s five-person delegation speaking with South Korea for the first time in over two years, told his counterparts that there were no nuclear weapons currently aimed at South Korea, only the United States’ mainland.
“North Korea’s weapons are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, China or Russia,” Ri told South Korean officials. He specifically did not mention the staunch US ally of Japan.
The easing of tensions between North and South Korea comes just days after dictator Kim Jong Un wished his southern neighbors “great success” as they prepare to host the 2018 Winter Games. In response, delegations from both nations agreed to “ease military tensions” ahead of the international competition.
President Trump harshly criticized North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on social media last week, warning the despot that he too had a “nuclear button,” but unlike Kim’s the United States nuclear arsenal “actually works.”
DOOMSDAY DELAY: Kim Hopes for SUCCESSFUL Olympics in South Korea
In a rare gesture of friendship and international cooperation, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wished South Korea “success” in hosting the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games; saying the competition goes “beyond all political division.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, the communist despot mentioned the games in his annual New Year’s Day address to the nation, adding that the hermit kingdom would soon dispatch a delegation to Seoul to coordinate sending North Korean athletes to compete in the international competition.
“The Winter Olympic Games that will be held soon in the South will be a good opportunity to display the status of the Korean nation and we sincerely wish that the event will be held with good results,” said Kim.
“We know about the political tensions on the Korean Peninsula,” added International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. “The Olympic Games are about dialogue. They are a symbol of hope and peace.”
Tensions between the United States and North Korea are at an all-time high as Kim Jong Un continues to defy the international community and advance his weapons and missile programs.
Earlier this year, the communist nation was hit with crippling sanctions by the United Nations after North Korea launched an international ballistic missile capable of striking every major American city.