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North Korea threatens to boycott Asian Games

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July 17, 2014 10:27 PM EST | AP


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has threatened to review its decision to enter the coming Asian Games in South Korea after their talks on the games broke down.

North Korea has said it would send athletes and cheerleaders to the games is part of measures aimed at reducing tension. Many in South Korea doubt the North's sincerity, citing its recent series of missile and rocket tests.

Pyongyang's state media on Friday accused South Korea of opposing the North, by accusing it of planning to send too many athletes and use national flags that were too big during the games when they met at a border village Thursday.

North Korea says the South Korean demands are aimed at stopping the North from attending the games and that it will re-examine its participation.