North Korea vows to stop dump­ing bal­loons of trash into South Korea

North Korea vows to stop dumping balloons of trash into South Korea

North Korea has vowed to stop send­ing thou­sands of trash-filled bal­loons over its bor­der into South Korea fol­low­ing the south­ern neighbor’s threat to blitz the north­ern coun­try with mes­sages that expose human rights vio­la­tions against cit­i­zens.
The two coun­tries reached an agree­ment Sun­day evening local time after South Korea threat­ened to broad­cast loud­speak­er mes­sages into North Korea that would tell North Kore­an cit­i­zens about world news and share Kore­an Pop music — all of which the North Kore­an regime does not allow in the coun­try.

FILE – This pho­to pro­vid­ed by South Korea Defense Min­istry, shows bal­loons with trash pre­sum­ably sent by North Korea, in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea, on Wednes­day, May 29, 2024. North Korea launched more trash-car­ry­ing bal­loons toward the South after a sim­i­lar cam­paign ear­li­er in the week, accord­ing to South Korea’s mil­i­tary, in what Pyongyang calls retal­i­a­tion for activists fly­ing anti-North Kore­an leaflets across the bor­der. (South Kore …