Asian Games - South Korea regrets North's cheerleaders withdrawal

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Asian Games - South Korea regrets North's cheerleaders withdrawal
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(FILES) In this file photo taken July 18, 2014, a woman walks past posters of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at a subway station in Seoul. South Korea expressed regret on Friday (August 29, 2014) over North Korea's "unilateral" withdrawal of its proposal to send cheerleaders to accompany its athletes to next month's Asian Games. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (AFP Photo/JUNG YEON-JE)

- South Korea expressed regret on Friday over North Korea's "unilateral" withdrawal of its proposal to send cheerleaders to accompany its athletes at next month's Asian Games.

"We feel regretful over North Korea's unilateral announcement," Unification Ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-Cheol said.

"There is no change in our basic position that we will welcome North Korean cheerleaders... but we will respect their decision," he said.

Lim refuted accusations by Son Kwang-Ho, vice-head of the North's Olympic Committee, that Seoul was not happy with the dispatch of North Korean cheerleaders.

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