N. Korea retaliates against S. Korean loudspeaker campaign with its own

August 17, 2015


North Korea decided to retaliate against South Korea’s loudspeaker propaganda campaign by doing the exact same thing at the border.

The two countries peacefully agreed to not engage in such activities back in 2004, but when landmines critically injured two South Korean staff sergeants last week in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the South responded by resuming those activities after alleging the attack was orchestrated by the North.

The responsibility of the actions were vehemently denied.

“If South Korea wants to keep insisting this was our army’s act, then show a video to prove it. If you don’t have it, don’t ever say ‘North Korean provocation’ again out of your mouth,” North Korea stated through its media mouthpiece Korean Central News Agency.

The primary motivation behind is to muffle the audio coming from the south an unnamed South Korean official told Yonhap.

North Korea threatened to shoot at the loudspeakers if the broadcasts continued.