The “balloon war” between the 2 Koreas continues: now the South sends leaflets, {dollars} and Okay-Pop music to the North | EUROtoday

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New episode of the “balloon war” between the 2 Koreas. If a number of days in the past the North Koreans had launched balloons filled with excrement and rubbish in the direction of their southern cousins, now they’ve responded in their very own manner.

As the Guardian web site experiences, a bunch of North Korean defectors referred to as the Free North Korea Movement despatched 10 massive balloons stuffed with 200,000 leaflets crucial of the regime of North Korean chief Kim Jong-un on June 6, price a US greenback and USB sticks loaded with images, music and different materials from Okay-pop teams.

Cross-border tensions between the 2 Koreas elevated final week after North Korea launched almost a thousand balloons containing rubbish, cigarette butts and human and animal excrement, in protest towards teams within the South that use comparable means to unfold data crucial of the Kim regime and optimistic messages about life within the nation in South Korea.

North Korea reportedly agreed to quickly droop sending balloons containing rubbish after Seoul warned it will take “unbearable” measures, together with resuming deafening propaganda and pop music broadcasts over a community of audio system positioned alongside the border demilitarized zone, a strip of land that has divided the peninsula for the reason that finish of the 1950-53 Korean War.

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After this initiative, nevertheless, fears are rising that the North could resume the marketing campaign of sending balloons in response to the actions of activists, who had beforehand warned that they had been able to ship “one hundred times the amount of toilet paper and dirt” used to hit the South, as reported by the South Korean information company Yonhap.