North Korea will leave the Beijing Olympics. Pyongyang gave the reasons

In a letter sent out, the DPRK Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports wished Beijing success in organizing this event. Official information was released on the same day that North Korea conducted the last test of the hypersonic rocket.

Last September, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned North Korea from participating in any Olympic events in 2022, citing Pyongyang’s unconventional and “unilateral decision” to refuse to participate in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics.

“We cannot take part in the games because of hostile forces movements and the pandemic, but we will give our full support to all the work of the Chinese comrades to organize a great and wonderful Olympic festival,” the letter wrote.

The term “enemy forces” in the nomenclature used by the North Korean media usually refers to the US. However, the report does not explain what specific foreign “movements” prevent athletes from traveling to China.

North Korea has not officially allowed a single person into the country since March 2020 as part of its COVID-19 prevention policy, which also prevents athletes from temporarily leaving the country.

“The moves of the United States and its supporters against China are becoming increasingly cruel to prevent the Olympic Games from opening successfully,” the letter said.

In doing so, Pyongyang is referring to the US decision when the Americans announced that their athletes would be allowed to participate in the Games, but would not send any diplomatic or official envoys “given the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights violations in the PRC.” .

North Korea’s letter praises Chinese leader Xi Jinping for his efforts to host the event and wished Beijing success “despite all the obstacles and difficulties.”

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