South Korea's Unification Ministry on Monday declared North Korea to cancel a cultural show along with South Korea ahead of the winter Olympics.
Pyongyang blames South Korean media for pushing public sentiment "insulting" North Korea and canceling events February 4 will be held in North Korea to celebrate the upcoming match in PyeongChang, South Korea. According to Reuters, Seoul called the decision "very regrettable" and urged its neighbors to uphold all the deals made by the two countries.
Last week, twelve North Korean women ice hockey players crossed the border and joined fellow South Korean ice hockey players to form the first ever unified Korean Olympic team, since they were separated from the civil war of the 1950s.
The shocking offer to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics was conveyed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year speech opening the way for a dialogue recovery between Pyongyang and Seoul which has suspended for the development of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program, to challenge international sanctions.
The talks resulted in an agreement between the two sides for a joint parade at the opening ceremonies of February 9 under the unified flag, as well as the combined formation of the women's hockey team.
But citizens South Korea is increasingly angry over the combined team because they believe their countrymen will lose playing time in the match which benefits North Korea due to the joining of both teams, and that President Moon Jae-in has too much to give to North Korea for his desire to participate in Pyongyang at the Olympic Games. [mg/is]