S Korean military sets up propaganda loudspeaker along border

10:02, June 08, 2010      

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The South Korean military has set up loudspeakers along the tense border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in preparation for propaganda broadcasts against its northern neighbor, local media reported Tuesday citing an unidentified military source.

The military has installed loudspeakers at two guard posts near the military demarcation line that divides the two Koreas, and is planning to set up more loudspeakers by Wednesday, according to Seoul's Yonhap News Agency.

Seoul's decision to resume anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts along the heavily guarded border after six years of hiatus came as part of the punitive measures against Pyongyang for its alleged sinking in late March of a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors.

Pyongyang, which has denied any role in the naval disaster that drew international condemnation, threatened to open fire at the loudspeakers.

The military authorities here have yet to decide on when to resume broadcasts, according to Yonhap.

Source: Xinhua


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