After the series of amiable outcomes of the inter-Korean efforts for the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea suddenly withdraws its participation in the previously planned cultural event. Check out this article by The Korea Herald.
“North Korea on Monday canceled a joint cultural event planned to be held at Kumgangsan in the North ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, taking issue with South Korean news reports. North Korea cited as the reason South Korean media reports’ “spread of insulting news regarding its sincere approach toward the PyeongChang Olympics,” according to the ministry. The Seoul government expressed regret and disappointment over the North’s unilateral decision, hinting that it may undermine a breakthrough in inter-Korean ties.”