Will the two Koreas get involved in the balloon and speaker case?

Last Updated on June 11, 2024 10:09 am

The tension on the Korean peninsula is not decreasing. North Korea has been sending balloons filled with garbage to South Korea. And in response to this provocation, Seoul has started broadcasting on loud speakers on the Korean border. Analysts fear that such reciprocal ‘attack’ of the two countries may turn into a military war.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been slowly rising over the past several years due to North Korean missile launches. South Korea is often seen expressing anger about this. This time, Pyongyang’s balloon incident has started to add fuel to the fire of that tension.

On May 29, North Korea sent more than two hundred balloons filled with garbage to South Korea for the first time. The country claims the move is in response to South Korean activists circulating anti-North Korea leaflets.

Since then, Pyongyang has repeatedly sent hundreds of balloons over the border with Seoul. This is the Cold War, and North Korea’s actions seem to be fueling military tensions.

South Korea has recently started an anti-North Korea campaign through loud speakers on the Korean border to respond to North Korea’s provocations. Seoul’s Security Council said the move could be “intolerable” for Pyongyang’s rulers. However, it will contain a “message of hope and light” for the North Korean military and people.

But Pyongyang is very angry with Seoul’s move.

Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, warned over loudspeakers at the border to stop spreading ‘rumours’. Pyongyang then sent more than 300 garbage-filled balloons to the Seoul border. Warns that the ballooning will not stop unless the rumors stop.

But ignoring that, anti-North Korean propaganda on loudspeakers at the border is fueling ongoing tensions. Many analysts fear that the psychological conflict between the two countries may turn into a direct war with such countermeasures.

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