Millions of leaflets readied in opposition to South Korea, says North

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North Korea stated it has readied 1000’s of balloons and hundreds of thousands of leaflets in preparation for “retaliatory punishment” in opposition to South Korea. More than “3,000 balloons of varied varieties able to scattering leaflets deep inside South Korea, have been ready,” together with different technique of distribution, a information company stated.

North Koreans put together anti-Seoul leaflets at an undisclosed North Korean location, in an undated image launched by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 20, 2020. (Image: AFP)

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North Korea stated on Monday it has readied 1000’s of balloons and hundreds of thousands of leaflets in preparation for “retaliatory punishment” in opposition to South Korea.

The element, in a state media report, got here a day after the North stated it was getting ready to start an anti-South leaflet marketing campaign following a sequence of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul due to anti-North leaflets floated over the border.

Defectors within the South ship such leaflets which criticise the North’s chief Kim Jong Un over human rights abuses and his nuclear ambitions. The messages are normally hooked up to balloons or floated in bottles.

Analysts have stated North Korea has been conducting a sequence of staged provocations aimed toward forcing concessions from Seoul and Washington.

“The preparations for the largest-ever distribution of leaflets in opposition to the enemy are virtually full,” a report by the Korean Central News Agency stated.

“Publishing and printing establishments in any respect ranges within the capital metropolis have turned out 12 million leaflets of every kind reflective of the wrath and hatred of the folks from all walks of life,” it stated.

More than “3,000 balloons of varied varieties able to scattering leaflets deep inside South Korea, have been ready,” together with different technique of distribution, KCNA added.

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Inter-Korean relations have been frozen for months, following the collapse of a summit in Hanoi between Kim and US President Donald Trump early final yr.

That assembly foundered on what the North could be keen to surrender in change for a loosening of sanctions.

The nuclear-armed and impoverished North is topic to a number of United Nations Security Council sanctions over its banned weapons programmes.

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