South Korea: In retaliation against trash balloons, Seoul to restart anti-Pyongyang loudspeaker broadcasts

Source: SFGate

“South Korea says it will restart anti-North Korean propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts in border areas in response to continuing North Korean campaigns to drop trash 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 on Sunday, Seoul’s presidential office said in a statement. The move is certain to anger North Korea and potentially prompt it to take its own retaliatory military steps. Chang and other South Korean security officials berated Pyongyang for attempting to cause ‘anxiety and disruption’ in South Korea and stressed that North Korea will be ‘solely responsible’ for any future escalation of tensions between the Koreas.” (06/07/24)