UPDATED 8:59 AM PT — Monday, June 22, 2020
South Korea is urging its northern neighbor not to take retaliatory measures against them. While speaking Monday, the country’s unification ministry spokesperson called on Pyongyang to abandon its plan to send millions of propaganda leaflets across the border.
This came after North Korea said it readied thousands of balloons in preparation of “retaliatory punishment.” South Korea’ warned the move would further strain relations between the two nations.
“The South Korean government already announced its stance regarding the leaflets on June 20. The government is blocking efforts to send anti-North Korea leaflets and commodities. We urge North Korea to stop the plan to distribute anti-South Korea propaganda leaflets. That will only worsen the inter-Korean relations.”
— Yoh Sang-key, Unification Ministry spokesperson – South Korea
South Korea’s Unification Ministry went on to call the plan a violation of the inter-Korean summit agreement.