Amid tensions, North Korea has pledged to send anti-South leaflets



Seoul has pledged to go ahead with its campaign to send propaganda leaflets to South Korea, saying it was not committed to inter-Korean agreements.


Tensions have been on the rise since the joint liaison office blew up and sent anti-North leaflets across the border to North Korea, threatening military action in the south.

State media reported that North Koreans were angry at the propaganda of their "massive" pamphlets, with Seoul's consolidation ministry demanding that it deal with border cases on Saturday in violation of the peace agreement.

The United Front Department of the Northern-ruling Party, which is in charge of inter-Korean affairs, called the ministry's call "absurd nonsense."

"Seeing his own heinousness, how dare he utter such words as regret and transgression?" A spokesman for the department said in a statement issued by state media KCNA.

"When they put on our shoes, the South Korean authorities were able to understand a little bit about how disgusting we were and how disrespectful it was to us."

Since their 1950–53 conflict ended without a peace agreement, the two Koreas, technically at war, have been campaigning for pamphlets for decades, but agree to block "all hostile actions" in the 2018 peace deal.

Many guard-led teams regularly send passengers to South Korean dramas and news, including food, $ 1 bills, mini radios and USB sticks, as well as bottles of balloons or rivers at the border.

On Sunday, a team dropped hundreds of plastic bottles floating in the ocean near the border, filled with rice, medicine and face masks.

Pyongyang has also used balloons and drones to fly its anti-Southern pamphlets, which were previously rewarded with stationery when reported to South Korean police.

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