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N. Korea sends propaganda leaflets to S. Korea

2016/01/19 15:23

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has sent leaflets criticizing South Korea, police said Tuesday, the latest move in its propaganda campaign.

Police retrieved some 30,000 to 50,000 leaflets in a valley near a park in Dobong district in northern Seoul.

The leaflets carried criticism of President Park Geun-hye, denouncing her as a warmonger, police said. It also urged the United States to stop its hostile policies against North Korea.

Later on that same day, another 2,000 leaflets were found in Mapo district in western Seoul.

Those leaflets also criticized Park and carried captured images of domestic and foreign media reporting North Korea's announcement on its nuke test earlier this month.

South Korea believes North Korea floated the leaflets in an apparent response to Seoul's recent resumption of anti-Pyongyang broadcasts along the heavily fortified border.

Last week, Park vowed to strengthen psychological warfare against North Korea, calling it "the surest and most effective" means.

South Korea resumed anti-Pyongyang broadcasts as part of its punishment against North Korea over its nuclear test earlier this month.

This photo shows propaganda leaflets discovered in Seoul and its vicinity on Jan. 13, 2016, that South Korea's military said were sent by North Korea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it has detected North Korea sending the leaflets starting in the afternoon of Jan. 12 and warned that Seoul is ready to conduct its own propaganda operations. Tension has been rising across the border after Pyongyang declared on Jan. 6 that it had successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test. The leaflet at the bottom says the "scariest catastrophe will be brought on to warmongers attacking North Korea." (Yonhap) This photo shows propaganda leaflets discovered in Seoul and its vicinity on Jan. 13, 2016, that South Korea's military said were sent by North Korea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it has detected North Korea sending the leaflets starting in the afternoon of Jan. 12 and warned that Seoul is ready to conduct its own propaganda operations. Tension has been rising across the border after Pyongyang declared on Jan. 6 that it had successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test. The leaflet at the bottom says the "scariest catastrophe will be brought on to warmongers attacking North Korea." (Yonhap)

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