Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

Propaganda War Heats Up: North Korea Threatens Action Over South Korea’s Loudspeaker Broadcasts

Daniel Kim Views  

Kim Yo Jong, Deputy Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [Photo – Captured from Korean Central Television]

Following the South Korean government’s decision to suspend the 9/19 Comprehensive Military Agreement, North Korea has warned of a new response to the continued distribution of anti-North leaflets and the resumption of loudspeaker broadcasts.

Kim Yo Jong, Deputy Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea and sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said in a statement released through the Korean Central News Agency on the 9th that the resumption of loudspeaker broadcasts towards North Korea is the prelude to a hazardous situation. “If South Korea continues to spread leaflets and broadcast loudspeakers across the border, they will undoubtedly witness our new response,” she warned.

She further remarked that the embarrassment of continually having to collect leaflets would become a routine occurrence for South Korea. She also warned Seoul sternly, urging an immediate halt to these actions, which she described as dangerous and likely to provoke further confrontations. She also called on Seoul to reflect on its actions.

On the afternoon of the 9th, the South Korean military carried out a broadcast using fixed loudspeakers in the forward area for about 2 hours, re-broadcasting “Voice of Freedom,” a psychological warfare broadcast towards North Korea.

The resumption of loudspeaker broadcasts towards North Korea is a response to North Korea’s third release of garbage balloons from the night of the 8th to the morning of the 9th, a decision made at the Standing Committee of the National Security Council (NSC) emergency meeting held on the 9th.

In 2015, when loudspeaker broadcasts resumed following the PMD series mine incident, North Korea responded with targeted gunfire.

Kim said, “Despite our repeated warnings, the situation has worsened as they connived provocative actions that brought political propaganda garbage across our border on the 6th and 7th,” and reported that anti-North leaflets were found in the border area, including Sinchon County, Tosan County in Hwanghae Province, Changpung County in Kaesong, Panmunjom area, and Kosan County, Pyongyang County, Cheorwon County in Gangwon Province from the 6th to the 8th.

In response, North Korea confirmed that it had scattered 7.5 tons of toilet paper toward South Korea using about 1,400 devices on the night of the 8th and the early morning of the 9th.

Kim explained that the balloons sent to South Korea contained empty toilet paper rolls without political propaganda, stating, “Our response is nothing more than a justifiable and very low-level reflexive reaction.”

She also noted that although such a response was planned to end on the 9th, the situation changed as South Korea’s loudspeaker provocations began, calling it “the prelude to a perilous situation.”

“The politicians in Seoul, in their unique and bizarre logic, are trying to justify their lip service by regulating freedom of expression and provocation depending on the direction of the wind. They have continued to create a new crisis environment by formalizing their absurd behavior of resuming loudspeaker provocations in response to our actions against their provocative challenges,” she pointed out.

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[ASIA] Latest Stories

  • A Closer Look At North Korea's Science and Technology Research
  • North Korea's Socialist System Crumbles: Corruption Skyrockets
  • Are Military Drills Too Harsh? South Korean Soldier Dies from Shock After Training
  • National Zoo of North Korea Welcomes a Baby Boom: Over 200 Newborns This Year!
  • Initiative Calls for Senior Drivers to 'Surrender' Driver's Licenses to Enhance Road Safety
  • North Korea May Use Cyber Attacks in Response to Propaganda Broadcasts

Weekly Best Articles

  • The Magic of Raspberries You Should Know About
  • Heart Risk Heightens with Obesity in Youth, Study Shows
  • Disney’s Zootopia Themed Plane is Airborne!
  • Doraemon Takes Over Hong Kong: A Summer of Fun and Film!
  • Animal vs. Plant-based Cream: Which Is Really Better for You?
  • Can’t Say No? You Might Have Good Child Syndrome: 10 Key Insights
  • 10 Sweet Tropical Fruits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
  • Canadian Woman Repeated ER Visits for Alcohol Intoxication Without Drinking
  • Sleeping After 1 AM May Weaken Your Mental Well-being, Research Reveals
  • 10 Underrated Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now
  • Why June is the Perfect Time to Experience Portugal’s Charm
  • Short on Sleep? Your Fruit and Veggie Intake Could Be to Blame

You May Also Like

  • 1
    10 Underrated Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    Why June is the Perfect Time to Experience Portugal's Charm

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    Short on Sleep? Your Fruit and Veggie Intake Could Be to Blame

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Tattoo Regret? Research Shows Potential Cancer Connection

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 5
    10 Wild Cats That Could Fool You into Thinking They're House Cats

    LIFESTYLE 

Popular Now

  • 1
    New York City Hotels Introduce Sleep-Focused Accommodation Packages

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    Airport Insider Reveals Why Your Luggage Comes Last

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    10 Food Festivals Around the World You Must Experience

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Russia and North Korea Sitting in a Tree, M-I-S-S-I-L-E?

    WORLD 

  • 5
    G7 Nations Use Russian Frozen Funds to Fuel Ukraine Aid in Historic Move

    WORLD 

Weekly Best Articles

  • The Magic of Raspberries You Should Know About
  • Heart Risk Heightens with Obesity in Youth, Study Shows
  • Disney’s Zootopia Themed Plane is Airborne!
  • Doraemon Takes Over Hong Kong: A Summer of Fun and Film!
  • Animal vs. Plant-based Cream: Which Is Really Better for You?
  • Can’t Say No? You Might Have Good Child Syndrome: 10 Key Insights
  • 10 Sweet Tropical Fruits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
  • Canadian Woman Repeated ER Visits for Alcohol Intoxication Without Drinking
  • Sleeping After 1 AM May Weaken Your Mental Well-being, Research Reveals
  • 10 Underrated Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now
  • Why June is the Perfect Time to Experience Portugal’s Charm
  • Short on Sleep? Your Fruit and Veggie Intake Could Be to Blame

Must-Reads

  • 1
    10 Underrated Superfoods You Should Be Eating Now

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    Why June is the Perfect Time to Experience Portugal's Charm

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    Short on Sleep? Your Fruit and Veggie Intake Could Be to Blame

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Tattoo Regret? Research Shows Potential Cancer Connection

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 5
    10 Wild Cats That Could Fool You into Thinking They're House Cats

    LIFESTYLE 

Popular Now

  • 1
    New York City Hotels Introduce Sleep-Focused Accommodation Packages

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    Airport Insider Reveals Why Your Luggage Comes Last

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 3
    10 Food Festivals Around the World You Must Experience

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 4
    Russia and North Korea Sitting in a Tree, M-I-S-S-I-L-E?

    WORLD 

  • 5
    G7 Nations Use Russian Frozen Funds to Fuel Ukraine Aid in Historic Move

    WORLD 

Share it on...