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S. Korea to resume propaganda broadcasts along border with N. Korea

2016/01/07 17:53

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Thursday that it will resume propaganda broadcasts this week along the border with North Korea in retaliation of Pyongyang's claimed hydrogen bomb test.

The anti-Pyongyang broadcasts will resume at noon on Friday, Cho Tae-yong, deputy chief of the presidential office of national security, told reporters.

"The North's fourth nuclear test is a grave violation" of the August deal, Cho said, referring to a breakthrough deal that defused heightened tension sparked by a land-mine blast near the inter-Korean border blamed on North Korea.

The attack maimed two South Korean soldiers.

Cho said South Korean troops maintain combat readiness and will sternly retaliate against North Korea if Pyongyang stages a provocation.