In the wake of the ongoing tensions between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the latter on June 22 said that the country has readied thousands of balloons and millions of leaflets in preparation for “retaliatory punishment” against the former.
South Korea has condemned the allegation of North Korea pertaining to anti-DPRK leaflets floated over the border by the defectors of North by attaching it to balloons or floating it in bottles. As a retaliatory measure, DPRK’s state media, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has stated that North Korea is bracing for an anti-ROK leaflet campaign.
The KCNA stated, “The preparations for the largest-ever distribution of leaflets against the enemy are almost complete.” It added, “Publishing and printing institutions at all levels in the capital city have turned out 12 million leaflets of all kinds reflective of the wrath and hatred of the people from all walks of life.”
The KCNA further stated, more than “3,000 balloons of various types capable of scattering leaflets deep inside South Korea (ROK), have been prepared.”