The Korean Peninsula is the flash point for the next global conflict.
Nuclear war could break out at any moment.
So no one expected that North and South Korea would settle a dispute in this fashion.
North Korea opened up lines of communication with South Korea that had lain dormant for years after Donald Trump ramped up pressure on the communist nation over their rogue nuclear weapons program.
The talks centered on sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics which will begin next month in South Korea.
The discussions proved fruitful and progressed beyond what anyone thought possible.
During the opening ceremonies, North and South Korea’s Olympic delegations will march together under a unified flag for the first time ever.
The Daily Mail reports:
“North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and will march together under a unified flag during the opening ceremony, South Korea has announced.
The two Koreas agreed to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in the South next month.
Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the agreement was during talks on Wednesday at the border village of Panmunjom.
It said athletes from the two Koreas will march together under a ‘unification flag’ depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony.”
But there is danger in this agreement.
North Korea may have decided their nuclear weapons program has progressed to the point where they have the leverage over South Korea.
Kim Jong Un could be using the carrot of Olympic cooperation to drive a wedge between America and its ally.
This would generate an opening for North Korea to complete its weapons program and develop the capability to incinerate any city in America with a nuclear bomb.
But talking is better than bombing.
So there are hopes that a thaw in the relationship between North and South Korea over the Olympics could lead to greater peace discussions.
Donald Trump has said he will not allow North Korea to threaten America with a nuclear weapon.
That has led many to speculate he is planning a military option.
But he has also stated he would like to see a peaceful resolution to the standoff.
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