North Korea, preparing leaflets from anti-South in a context of heightened tension


SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is preparing to send leaflets of propaganda over its southern border, denouncing the defectors from north korea and South Korea, have announced Saturday its official media, the latest retaliation against the leaflets of the South then as bilateral tensions rose.

PHOTO FOLDER: A soldier stands guard at a checkpoint on the bridge of the Grand Unification that leads to the industrial complex inter-Korean Kaesong in North Korea, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, June 17, 2020 REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji

The people of North Korea are enraged across the country, ” moving actively in the preparations to launch a large-scale distribution of leaflets “, which are stacked up to a mountain, said the national news agency KCNA.

“Every action must be met with an appropriate response and only when you experience it yourself, you can feel how it is offensive,” said KCNA.

North Korea has accused the defectors from north korea launched leaflets across the border and threatened military action. On Tuesday, Pyongyang blew up a liaison office inter-Korean to show his displeasure against the defectors, and South Korea for not having prevented the launch of the leaflets.]

The ministry of unification of South Korea, which is responsible for the dialogue, inter-Korean, said on Saturday that the plan would North Korea send leaflets was “extremely regrettable” and urged it to immediately abandon the plan.

A group led by defectors from north korea said Friday that it had abandoned a plan to send hundreds of plastic bottles stuffed with rice, medicines, and facial masks in Korea of the North by throwing them into the sea near the border Sunday.

The two Koreas, which are still technically at war as their conflict of 1950-1953 ended with no peace treaty, campaigning tracts for decades.

The south Korean soldiers had the habit of throwing leaflets from anti-North through the demilitarized zone, but the program was terminated in 2010.

Several groups led by defectors have regularly sent leaflets, as well as food, $ 1 bills, mini radios and USB sticks with all the drama and information, south-Korean, usually by balloon over the border or in bottles by river.

Pyongyang has used balloons to send leaflets from anti-South. The South Koreans were previously rewarded by the stationery if they reported the leaflets to the North.

Reporting by Jane Chung; Editing by William Mallard and Jane Wardell

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