The man seen as North Korea’s No. 2 and other senior officials plan to travel to the South on Saturday for the close of the Asian Games sporting event, South Korean officials said, a rare visit by Pyongyang’s inner circle that will include a meeting with Seoul’s top official for North Korean affairs.
South Korea got a late goal from Rim Chang-woo to beat North Korea, 1-0, in extra time on Thursday in the men’s football final at the Asian Games.
South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners’ websites are blocked in the South.
South Korea has removed the flags of all competing nations from its streets ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon because of protests about the flying of rival North Korea’s flags.
North Korea threatened Friday to review its decision to enter the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, a day after their talks on the games broke down.