The situation in North Korea has long been a delicate one. Those who live in the United States may tend to look at North Korea as a bit of a joke. Especially after movies such as the Interview and various other forms of media, poking fun at North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un have been released, many people find the topic of North Korea comical when it is, in fact, quite dismal and even dangerous. Most people don’t realize the extent of the threat that North Korea poses on the world in terms of nuclear power.
The country is ruled by a dictator who is the epitome of a psychopathic and cruel man. He has banned any outside influence from disrupting his country’s devotion to him and for a while, it looked as if there would never be any sort of international interaction between North Korea and the rest of the world. However, in a recent announcement made by South Korean officials, they stated that North Korea signaled that it was willing to send some competitors to represent the nation in the 2018 Winter Olympics that are set to take place in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The officiality of the statement is not 100 percent confirmed yet. But the talks are ongoing and Chun Have-sung, vice minister of unification has stated, “The North said that they will send a high-level delegation, including Olympic committee representative, athletes, a cheering squad, an art performance group, spectators, taekwondo demonstrators and press”.
The talks of this unsuspected occurrence took place in the “Peace House”, which is a building on the southern side of the country. Representatives from both Koreas sat down in the Panmunjum truce village together for the first time in two years.