- A report from within North Korea states the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, wants to abandon military action against neighbour South Korea
- Recent tensions between the two countries have been on the rise, following minor attacks by both sides
- These include North Korea destroying an empty liaison office on its territory, which was built by South Korea
- Meanwhile, some defectors living in South Korea have again begun floating large balloons, containing pamphlets denouncing the regime, over the border
- Pyongyang has also reportedly begun erecting large speakers on the border, to blast pro-North Korean messages
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly decided to suspend military action plans against South Korea, according to the country’s official news agency.
The decision comes after the leader reportedly presided over a meeting with the ruling party’s Central Military Commission to discuss war efforts against South Korea.
Balloons and bombs
Tensions between the countries have been on the rise, following minor attacks by both sides.
Pyongyang reportedly destroyed an empty South Korean liaison office last week. The office was opened in 2018, following positive talks between the two country’s leaders.
The action comes after North Korean defectors living in South Korea began sending balloons, filled with pamphlets denouncing the authoritarian state, over the border.
Thousands of the large balloons have been launched over the demilitarized zone, in the hope of providing critical information to its residents. The so-called pamphlet war has been ongoing for years.
Giant speakers return
Despite the tit-for-tat action, North Korea’s leader and military officials will reportedly suspend any military action between them and South Korea.
However, the stand-down hasn’t stopped Pyongyang from deploying less-serious tactics in their fight against Seoul.
Reuters reports large speakers have been erected on North Korean territory, which borders South Korea, with the speakers expected to blast pro-North Korean propaganda.
South Korea has also used ginormous speakers in the past to annoy its neighbour, but their speakers blasted criticism of North Korea, as well as some K-pop music.