S Korea to restart anti-Pyongyang loudspeaker relays after rubbish balloons

by | Jun 9, 2024 | World

The move comes in retaliation to continuing North Korean campaigns to drop rubbish on the South with balloons.South Korea says it will restart anti-North Korean propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts in border areas in response to continuing North Korean campaigns to drop rubbish on the South with balloons.
Following an emergency security meeting led by South Korean national security director Chang Ho-jin, the officials decided to install and begin the loudspeaker broadcasts in border areas, Seoul’s presidential office said in a statement on Sunday.
The move is certain to anger North Korea and potentially prompt it to take retaliatory military steps.
With the loudspeakers, South Korea may blare anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, K-pop songs and outside news across the rivals’ heavily armed border. North Korea is extremely sensitive to such broadcasts because it fears it could demoralise front-line troops and residents and eventually weaken leader Kim Jong Un’s grip on power, analysts say.
In 2015, when South Korea restarted loudspeaker broadcasts for the first time in 11 years, North Korea fired artillery rounds across the border, prompting South Korea to return fire, according to South Korean officials. No casualties were reported.
A balloon believed to have been sent by North Korea, carrying various objects, including what appeared to be rubbish, is pictured in Incheon, South Korea [File: Yonhap via Reuters]
Chang and other South Korean security officials berated Pyongyang for attempting to cause “anxiety and disruption” in South Korea and stressed that North Korea would be “solely responsible” for any future escalation of tensions between the Koreas.
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[mwai_chat context=”Let’s have a discussion about this article:nnThe move comes in retaliation to continuing North Korean campaigns to drop rubbish on the South with balloons.South Korea says it will restart anti-North Korean propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts in border areas in response to continuing North Korean campaigns to drop rubbish on the South with balloons.
Following an emergency security meeting led by South Korean national security director Chang Ho-jin, the officials decided to install and begin the loudspeaker broadcasts in border areas, Seoul’s presidential office said in a statement on Sunday.
The move is certain to anger North Korea and potentially prompt it to take retaliatory military steps.
With the loudspeakers, South Korea may blare anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, K-pop songs and outside news across the rivals’ heavily armed border. North Korea is extremely sensitive to such broadcasts because it fears it could demoralise front-line troops and residents and eventually weaken leader Kim Jong Un’s grip on power, analysts say.
In 2015, when South Korea restarted loudspeaker broadcasts for the first time in 11 years, North Korea fired artillery rounds across the border, prompting South Korea to return fire, according to South Korean officials. No casualties were reported.
A balloon believed to have been sent by North Korea, carrying various objects, including what appeared to be rubbish, is pictured in Incheon, South Korea [File: Yonhap via Reuters]
Chang and other South Korean security officials berated Pyongyang for attempting to cause “anxiety and disruption” in South Korea and stressed that North Korea would be “solely responsible” for any future escalation of tensions between the Koreas.
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